Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 29 27
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,372 2,995 2,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.08% 6.30% 6.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 6.64% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,668 2,154 2,079
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 7 17
London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -29.58% -1.39%
10th Percentile £30.67 £13.66 £21.60
90th Percentile £57.95 £100.88 £88.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £33.29
% change year-on-year +8.53% -3.12% +0.88%

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 44,231 45,102 42,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.94% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,926 32,747 30,005
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 £669 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 562 565
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.96% +3.07%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +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 19 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 19 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 19 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 -21 448 £500 - 47
West London -11 135 £450 -10.00% 20
South London -19 59 £550 +12.82% 5
North London +4 32 £450 +3.75% 6
East London -58 28 £500 -16.67% 6
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 1,100 (46.37%) Project Management
2 803 (33.85%) Finance
3 729 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
4 558 (23.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 453 (19.10%) PRINCE2
6 276 (11.64%) Banking
7 265 (11.17%) Migration
8 197 (8.31%) Waterfall
9 189 (7.97%) Retail
10 177 (7.46%) Scrum
10 177 (7.46%) Microsoft
11 144 (6.07%) Change Management
12 126 (5.31%) Project Planning
13 125 (5.27%) Security Cleared
14 123 (5.19%) Office 365
14 123 (5.19%) Risk Management
15 120 (5.06%) E-Commerce
16 116 (4.89%) Windows
16 116 (4.89%) SAP
17 114 (4.81%) CRM
17 114 (4.81%) Programme Management
18 113 (4.76%) JIRA
18 113 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
19 112 (4.72%) Microsoft Project
20 108 (4.55%) SC Cleared
21 104 (4.38%) PMP
22 103 (4.34%) PMI Certification
23 102 (4.30%) Marketing
24 100 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
24 100 (4.22%) 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 73 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.19%) Confluence
3 35 (1.48%) CMS
4 16 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 15 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.42%) Drupal
7 7 (0.30%) WordPress
8 5 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.17%) IIS
9 4 (0.17%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.13%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.084%) Appian
11 2 (0.084%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.084%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.084%) SAS
12 1 (0.042%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.042%) Documentum
12 1 (0.042%) FileNet
Applications
1 112 (4.72%) Microsoft Project
2 86 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
4 65 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.34%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.30%) Magento
5 7 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
5 7 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.25%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.21%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.17%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.13%) Social Studio
9 3 (0.13%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 123 (5.19%) Office 365
2 99 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (1.81%) SaaS
5 24 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (0.72%) OneDrive
7 13 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.51%) PaaS
8 12 (0.51%) Yammer
9 11 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
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
13 2 (0.084%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.042%) GitHub
14 1 (0.042%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.07%) WAN
2 36 (1.52%) LAN
3 29 (1.22%) Firewall
4 20 (0.84%) Skype
5 17 (0.72%) VPN
6 16 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 14 (0.59%) Intranet
9 13 (0.55%) Internet
10 12 (0.51%) SAN
10 12 (0.51%) SMS
11 11 (0.46%) Wireless
12 10 (0.42%) VoIP
13 9 (0.38%) MPLS
14 6 (0.25%) IP Telephony
14 6 (0.25%) TCP/IP
15 5 (0.21%) 5G
15 5 (0.21%) DHCP
15 5 (0.21%) DNS
15 5 (0.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (1.18%) Big Data
3 13 (0.55%) 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%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.25%) Power BI
9 4 (0.17%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.17%) QlikView
9 4 (0.17%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.17%) SAP HANA
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%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 113 (4.76%) 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
1 803 (33.85%) Finance
2 276 (11.64%) Banking
3 189 (7.97%) Retail
4 102 (4.30%) Marketing
5 67 (2.82%) Law
5 67 (2.82%) Legal
6 65 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 61 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.81%) Front Office
9 41 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 40 (1.69%) Advertising
11 36 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.97%) Back Office
13 22 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.89%) Publishing
15 15 (0.63%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.59%) Billing
16 14 (0.59%) French Language
17 13 (0.55%) Automotive
17 13 (0.55%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (0.80%) Velocity
2 16 (0.67%) .NET
3 12 (0.51%) Web Services
4 10 (0.42%) HTML
5 9 (0.38%) J2EE
6 8 (0.34%) CSS
7 7 (0.30%) Middleware
8 5 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.17%) COM
9 4 (0.17%) JSP
9 4 (0.17%) React
9 4 (0.17%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.13%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.13%) Spring
10 3 (0.13%) XML
11 2 (0.084%) HTML5
11 2 (0.084%) jQuery
11 2 (0.084%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.084%) OAuth
11 2 (0.084%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 64 (2.70%) User Experience
4 51 (2.15%) PMI
5 47 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 47 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (0.97%) Equities
10 23 (0.97%) NHS
11 22 (0.93%) FMCG
12 21 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 20 (0.84%) Fintech
14 19 (0.80%) Derivative
15 18 (0.76%) Credit Risk
16 17 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.67%) CCTV
18 15 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 116 (4.89%) Windows
2 75 (3.16%) Windows 10
3 19 (0.80%) Linux
4 14 (0.59%) Windows 7
5 12 (0.51%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.42%) Unix
7 9 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.17%) Android
8 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.042%) AIX
9 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.042%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.042%) SUSE
9 1 (0.042%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,100 (46.37%) Project Management
2 729 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 558 (23.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 453 (19.10%) PRINCE2
5 265 (11.17%) Migration
6 197 (8.31%) Waterfall
7 177 (7.46%) Scrum
8 144 (6.07%) Change Management
9 126 (5.31%) Project Planning
10 123 (5.19%) Risk Management
11 120 (5.06%) E-Commerce
12 114 (4.81%) CRM
12 114 (4.81%) Programme Management
13 113 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
14 100 (4.22%) SDLC
15 96 (4.05%) ITIL
15 96 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 86 (3.63%) Asset Management
16 86 (3.63%) ERP
17 72 (3.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (1.52%) SQL
2 27 (1.14%) Java
3 26 (1.10%) C
4 14 (0.59%) Python
5 8 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.17%) R
7 3 (0.13%) Ruby
7 3 (0.13%) VB
8 1 (0.042%) C#
8 1 (0.042%) C++
8 1 (0.042%) Perl
8 1 (0.042%) PHP
8 1 (0.042%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.042%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (5.27%) Security Cleared
2 108 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 104 (4.38%) PMP
4 103 (4.34%) PMI Certification
5 89 (3.75%) Degree
6 87 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 59 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 27 (1.14%) APMP
9 16 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.63%) CISSP
11 10 (0.42%) CISA
12 9 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.34%) CISM
13 8 (0.34%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.34%) ISEB
14 6 (0.25%) 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
1 100 (4.22%) PMO
2 73 (3.08%) GDPR
3 46 (1.94%) QA
4 21 (0.89%) MiFID
5 17 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.59%) IFRS
6 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.46%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.42%) SLA
9 8 (0.34%) EMIR
10 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.25%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.21%) AIFMD
12 5 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.21%) PSD2
13 4 (0.17%) GxP
13 4 (0.17%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (1.05%) 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%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.042%) vSphere
6 1 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (0.55%) SCCM
3 6 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.17%) Ansible
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.084%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.084%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.084%) MOM
6 2 (0.084%) OpenView
6 2 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.042%) vRealize
Vendors
1 177 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 116 (4.89%) SAP
3 83 (3.50%) Oracle
4 56 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.77%) Citrix
6 40 (1.69%) Workday
7 37 (1.56%) Google
8 33 (1.39%) Cisco
9 30 (1.26%) IBM
10 26 (1.10%) VMware
11 22 (0.93%) ServiceNow
12 19 (0.80%) Atlassian
13 15 (0.63%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.51%) Adobe
15 11 (0.46%) Tableau
16 10 (0.42%) hybris
16 10 (0.42%) Mercator
17 9 (0.38%) Charles River
17 9 (0.38%) CheckPoint
17 9 (0.38%) Sony