Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 45 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,748 2,410 2,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.11% 5.15% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.46% 5.43% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,276 1,709 2,137
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £350 £350
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 7
London median hourly rate £36.70 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +40.00% -26.47%
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.14 £15.95
90th Percentile £55.10 £65.68 £100.88
England median hourly rate £36.70 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% +7.69% -2.40%

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 31,997 44,375 45,124
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.56% 94.84% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,947 32,072 32,784
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 611 553
London median hourly rate £21.54 £20.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.71% -2.91% +7.12%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.38% -1.07% +3.72%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +6 347 £498 -0.50% 34
West London +21 156 £470 +4.44% 14
South London +25 38 £475 -12.04% 3
East London +28 21 £460 -7.77% 3
North London -2 14 £475 +5.56% 5
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 743 (42.51%) Project Management
2 576 (32.95%) Finance
3 532 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 429 (24.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 293 (16.76%) Project Delivery
6 258 (14.76%) PRINCE2
7 237 (13.56%) Migration
8 169 (9.67%) Microsoft
9 157 (8.98%) Scrum
10 128 (7.32%) Change Management
11 116 (6.64%) Banking
12 109 (6.24%) Retail
12 109 (6.24%) ERP
12 109 (6.24%) Azure
13 99 (5.66%) Waterfall
13 99 (5.66%) Office 365
14 93 (5.32%) SAP
14 93 (5.32%) PMP
15 92 (5.26%) CRM
15 92 (5.26%) Data Centre
16 91 (5.21%) PMI Certification
16 91 (5.21%) PMO
17 90 (5.15%) Marketing
18 89 (5.09%) Public Sector
19 87 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
20 82 (4.69%) Oracle
21 78 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
22 77 (4.41%) Windows
22 77 (4.41%) Analytics
23 76 (4.35%) Risk Management

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 51 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.60%) CMS
3 26 (1.49%) Confluence
4 20 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (0.51%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.23%) Moodle
8 4 (0.23%) Totara
9 3 (0.17%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.11%) JBoss
10 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.11%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.057%) Documentum
11 1 (0.057%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.057%) FileNet
11 1 (0.057%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.057%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.057%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.057%) WordPress
Applications
1 69 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
2 46 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 39 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 8 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.40%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.34%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.29%) Magento
11 4 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.23%) SAP MDG
11 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.23%) Shopify
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.17%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 109 (6.24%) Azure
2 99 (5.66%) Office 365
3 46 (2.63%) AWS
4 38 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (0.80%) Smartsheet
6 13 (0.74%) GCP
6 13 (0.74%) Power Platform
6 13 (0.74%) SaaS
7 9 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.51%) Google Sheets
7 9 (0.51%) IaaS
7 9 (0.51%) OneDrive
8 8 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.34%) Serverless
11 4 (0.23%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.23%) Google Docs
11 4 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.95%) WAN
2 26 (1.49%) Skype
3 25 (1.43%) LAN
4 22 (1.26%) Firewall
5 13 (0.74%) VoIP
5 13 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.51%) Intranet
6 9 (0.51%) Network Security
7 6 (0.34%) WLAN
8 5 (0.29%) DWDM
8 5 (0.29%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.29%) Internet
8 5 (0.29%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.23%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.23%) Wireless
10 3 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.17%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.17%) PBX
10 3 (0.17%) SDH
10 3 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (1.37%) Big Data
3 14 (0.80%) SQL Server
4 13 (0.74%) Power BI
5 12 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.63%) Data Lake
7 10 (0.57%) SAP HANA
8 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.23%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.23%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.17%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.17%) MS Access
11 3 (0.17%) QlikView
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 73 (4.18%) JIRA
2 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.17%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.11%) GitLab
5 1 (0.057%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.057%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.057%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio
General
1 576 (32.95%) Finance
2 116 (6.64%) Banking
3 109 (6.24%) Retail
4 90 (5.15%) Marketing
5 89 (5.09%) Public Sector
6 51 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 48 (2.75%) Legal
8 34 (1.95%) Advertising
9 32 (1.83%) Local Government
10 30 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.43%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.32%) Law
13 22 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 21 (1.20%) Publishing
15 18 (1.03%) Back Office
15 18 (1.03%) Front Office
16 15 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.74%) Games
18 12 (0.69%) French Language
19 9 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (0.97%) HTML
2 15 (0.86%) .NET
3 11 (0.63%) CSS
3 11 (0.63%) Web Services
4 9 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (0.34%) J2EE
6 4 (0.23%) EDI
6 4 (0.23%) Middleware
6 4 (0.23%) REST
6 4 (0.23%) RESTful
6 4 (0.23%) SOAP
7 3 (0.17%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.17%) JSON
7 3 (0.17%) LDAP
7 3 (0.17%) Node.js
8 2 (0.11%) CGI
8 2 (0.11%) HTML5
8 2 (0.11%) jQuery
8 2 (0.11%) WSDL
8 2 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 87 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (2.29%) User Experience
4 29 (1.66%) PMI
5 28 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 27 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (1.03%) FMCG
8 18 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 16 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (0.57%) NHS
12 9 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.40%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.40%) Derivative
13 7 (0.40%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.34%) CCTV
14 6 (0.34%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 77 (4.41%) Windows
2 52 (2.97%) Windows 10
3 16 (0.92%) Windows 7
4 8 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.29%) Unix
7 4 (0.23%) Linux
7 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.057%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (42.51%) Project Management
2 532 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (24.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 293 (16.76%) Project Delivery
5 258 (14.76%) PRINCE2
6 237 (13.56%) Migration
7 157 (8.98%) Scrum
8 128 (7.32%) Change Management
9 109 (6.24%) ERP
10 99 (5.66%) Waterfall
11 92 (5.26%) CRM
12 78 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (4.41%) Analytics
14 76 (4.35%) Risk Management
15 70 (4.00%) Programme Management
16 68 (3.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 67 (3.83%) SDLC
18 62 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
19 58 (3.32%) Project Governance
20 56 (3.20%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (1.37%) SQL
2 16 (0.92%) Java
3 14 (0.80%) C
4 7 (0.40%) C#
4 7 (0.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.17%) PHP
5 3 (0.17%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.17%) Python
5 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.11%) RPG
6 2 (0.11%) Ruby
6 2 (0.11%) Scala
7 1 (0.057%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 93 (5.32%) PMP
2 91 (5.21%) PMI Certification
3 68 (3.89%) Degree
4 65 (3.72%) Security Cleared
5 52 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 50 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 20 (1.14%) APMP
8 19 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 14 (0.80%) ACCA
10 11 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.57%) CIMA
12 6 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.29%) CCNA
13 5 (0.29%) CISSP
13 5 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.23%) CAPM
14 4 (0.23%) CIPFA
14 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.23%) MBA
15 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.21%) PMO
2 35 (2.00%) QA
3 31 (1.77%) GDPR
4 12 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.69%) MiFID
5 10 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.40%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.34%) EMIR
7 6 (0.34%) NIST
8 5 (0.29%) COBIT
8 5 (0.29%) SLA
9 4 (0.23%) GxP
9 4 (0.23%) IFRS
10 2 (0.11%) COREP
10 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.11%) FINREP
10 2 (0.11%) GAMP
10 2 (0.11%) GMP
10 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 23 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (0.17%) Docker
4 2 (0.11%) LXC
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.057%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (0.46%) SCCM
2 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.23%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.11%) Ansible
4 2 (0.11%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.057%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.057%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.057%) CASB
5 1 (0.057%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.057%) EnCase
5 1 (0.057%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.057%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 169 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 93 (5.32%) SAP
3 82 (4.69%) Oracle
4 56 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
5 37 (2.12%) Google
6 27 (1.54%) Adobe
7 24 (1.37%) Cisco
8 16 (0.92%) Citrix
8 16 (0.92%) Workday
9 15 (0.86%) IBM
10 13 (0.74%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.51%) Tableau
12 8 (0.46%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.46%) VMware
13 6 (0.34%) Ariba
14 5 (0.29%) BT
14 5 (0.29%) CA
14 5 (0.29%) Capita
14 5 (0.29%) Hyperion
15 4 (0.23%) Northgate