The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
England / London
Rank 24 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1367 1869 1740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.12% 8.50% 8.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.50% 8.94% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1365 1181
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Median hourly rate £52.50 £38.50 £25.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +51.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.39 £19.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.40 £50.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 212 £500 -2.43% 51
Croydon +10 13 £485 -3.00%
Canary Wharf 0 11 £500 +1.52%
Docklands, London -3 9 £600 +4.34%
Bromley +10 6 £625 +28.20% 1
Brentford -1 5 £375 -10.17%
Hammersmith -2 5 £530 +23.33% 2
Uxbridge -5 5 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 4 £400 -1.47%
Feltham -3 4 £275 -52.78%
Westminster 0 3 £450 +8.43% 1
Orpington - 2 - -
Hackney - 2 £325 -
Paddington - 2 £481 -
Hayes +3 1 £550 -
Chessington +1 1 - -
West End of London 0 1 - - 12
Barnet -2 1 £250 -37.50% 2
Enfield - 1 £265 -
Ilford - 1 £430 -
Surbiton - 1 £475 -
Wimbledon - 1 £525 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1199 (46.62%) Project Management
2 807 (31.38%) Finance
3 695 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
4 610 (23.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 569 (22.12%) PRINCE2
6 336 (13.06%) Banking
7 261 (10.15%) Migration
8 228 (8.86%) Change Management
9 211 (8.20%) Retail
10 195 (7.58%) Waterfall
11 168 (6.53%) Scrum
12 165 (6.42%) Microsoft
13 151 (5.87%) PMP
14 146 (5.68%) PMI Certification
15 143 (5.56%) Risk Management
16 135 (5.25%) CRM
17 131 (5.09%) MS Project
18 128 (4.98%) Security Cleared
19 120 (4.67%) Investment Banking
20 119 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
21 116 (4.51%) Asset Management
22 114 (4.43%) SAP
23 111 (4.32%) SDLC
24 109 (4.24%) Legal
25 108 (4.20%) Programme Management
26 107 (4.16%) Data Centre
27 106 (4.12%) ITIL
28 104 (4.04%) Marketing
29 103 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
30 99 (3.85%) Degree

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 90 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.44%) CMS
3 34 (1.32%) Skype for Business
4 26 (1.01%) Confluence
5 14 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.47%) Drupal
7 11 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.27%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.19%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.16%) JBoss
12 3 (0.12%) Documentum
12 3 (0.12%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.12%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.12%) WordPress
13 2 (0.078%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 131 (5.09%) MS Project
2 90 (3.50%) MS Excel
3 58 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (1.83%) MS Office
5 46 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.27%) Sprinklr
6 7 (0.27%) thinkFolio
7 6 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.23%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.19%) Primavera
8 5 (0.19%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.64%) Office 365
2 46 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.28%) SaaS
4 16 (0.62%) IaaS
5 14 (0.54%) PaaS
6 12 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 9 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.27%) Yammer
9 6 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.12%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.078%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.039%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.039%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.039%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.039%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.039%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.28%) Intranet
1 33 (1.28%) LAN
2 32 (1.24%) WAN
3 29 (1.13%) Skype
4 28 (1.09%) Firewall
5 25 (0.97%) Internet
6 17 (0.66%) VoIP
7 12 (0.47%) Network Security
7 12 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.35%) MPLS
8 9 (0.35%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.31%) SAN
10 7 (0.27%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.27%) WebEx
11 6 (0.23%) DNS
11 6 (0.23%) Extranet
11 6 (0.23%) HTTP
11 6 (0.23%) Wireless
12 5 (0.19%) 4G
12 5 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (1.56%) Big Data
3 25 (0.97%) SQL Server
4 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (0.51%) SAP BW
6 11 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 11 (0.43%) SAP HANA
7 10 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.27%) Essbase
8 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.23%) EDRMS
9 6 (0.23%) GIS
10 4 (0.16%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.16%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.12%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.12%) Flink
11 3 (0.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 68 (2.64%) JIRA
2 8 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.16%) Hudson
4 2 (0.078%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (0.078%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.039%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.039%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.039%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.039%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.039%) JUnit
5 1 (0.039%) Mockito
5 1 (0.039%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.039%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.039%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.039%) Zephyr
General
1 807 (31.38%) Finance
2 336 (13.06%) Banking
3 211 (8.20%) Retail
4 120 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 109 (4.24%) Legal
6 104 (4.04%) Marketing
7 96 (3.73%) Front Office
8 67 (2.60%) Law
9 55 (2.14%) Telecoms
10 50 (1.94%) Advertising
11 33 (1.28%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 28 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 22 (0.86%) Back Office
15 21 (0.82%) Billing
16 20 (0.78%) Manufacturing
17 16 (0.62%) Publishing
18 14 (0.54%) French Language
18 14 (0.54%) Local Government
19 12 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (0.70%) .NET
2 16 (0.62%) Web Services
3 14 (0.54%) XML
4 13 (0.51%) Middleware
5 9 (0.35%) HTML
5 9 (0.35%) Velocity
6 8 (0.31%) EDIFACT
6 8 (0.31%) J2EE
7 6 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.16%) JSON
8 4 (0.16%) Kafka
8 4 (0.16%) XMPP
9 3 (0.12%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.12%) REST
9 3 (0.12%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.078%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.078%) jQuery
10 2 (0.078%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 119 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.16%) Data Centre
3 68 (2.64%) PMI
4 56 (2.18%) Management Information System
5 49 (1.91%) Derivative
6 48 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 44 (1.71%) User Experience
8 41 (1.59%) Fixed Income
9 32 (1.24%) Equities
10 27 (1.05%) Fintech
10 27 (1.05%) NHS
10 27 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 26 (1.01%) FMCG
12 15 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 15 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.51%) Social Media
15 12 (0.47%) EPoS
16 11 (0.43%) Market Risk
17 10 (0.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 88 (3.42%) Windows
2 33 (1.28%) Windows 10
3 30 (1.17%) Unix
4 27 (1.05%) Linux
5 10 (0.39%) Android
6 9 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.16%) Solaris
10 3 (0.12%) AIX
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.078%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.039%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.039%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1199 (46.62%) Project Management
2 695 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
3 610 (23.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 569 (22.12%) PRINCE2
5 261 (10.15%) Migration
6 228 (8.86%) Change Management
7 195 (7.58%) Waterfall
8 168 (6.53%) Scrum
9 143 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 135 (5.25%) CRM
11 116 (4.51%) Asset Management
12 111 (4.32%) SDLC
13 108 (4.20%) Programme Management
14 106 (4.12%) ITIL
15 103 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 97 (3.77%) E-Commerce
17 94 (3.65%) Investment Management
18 92 (3.58%) Business Analysis
19 91 (3.54%) Project Planning
20 85 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (1.79%) SQL
2 34 (1.32%) Java
3 26 (1.01%) C
4 6 (0.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.19%) C#
6 4 (0.16%) PHP
6 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.16%) Python
6 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.12%) C++
8 2 (0.078%) Ruby
8 2 (0.078%) Scala
8 2 (0.078%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.039%) ABAP
9 1 (0.039%) Lingo
9 1 (0.039%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.039%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.039%) R
9 1 (0.039%) Tcl
9 1 (0.039%) VB
Qualifications
1 151 (5.87%) PMP
2 146 (5.68%) PMI Certification
3 128 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 99 (3.85%) Degree
5 89 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 87 (3.38%) SC Cleared
7 74 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (0.74%) APMP
10 15 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
11 13 (0.51%) ISEB
12 11 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.27%) CCNA
15 5 (0.19%) CISSP
15 5 (0.19%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.19%) MAPM
16 4 (0.16%) CISM
16 4 (0.16%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.46%) MiFID
2 87 (3.38%) PMO
3 62 (2.41%) QA
4 26 (1.01%) EMIR
5 25 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
6 18 (0.70%) GDPR
7 17 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.54%) GxP
9 13 (0.51%) PMBOK
10 11 (0.43%) FATCA
11 10 (0.39%) SLA
12 9 (0.35%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.31%) ISO 9000
13 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
15 6 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
16 5 (0.19%) SEPA
17 4 (0.16%) COBIT
17 4 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 27 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.078%) Docker
5 2 (0.078%) HDFS
5 2 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.078%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.039%) SRDF
6 1 (0.039%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.27%) SCCM
2 3 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.078%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.078%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.078%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (0.078%) Nagios
3 2 (0.078%) QRadar
4 1 (0.039%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.039%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.039%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.039%) FlexNet
4 1 (0.039%) Grafana
4 1 (0.039%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.039%) Kibana
4 1 (0.039%) logstash
4 1 (0.039%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.039%) Puppet
4 1 (0.039%) rkt
4 1 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 165 (6.42%) Microsoft
2 114 (4.43%) SAP
3 85 (3.30%) Oracle
4 61 (2.37%) Cisco
5 40 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (1.05%) IBM
7 23 (0.89%) Citrix
7 23 (0.89%) iManage
8 22 (0.86%) VMware
9 17 (0.66%) Adobe
10 15 (0.58%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.54%) Tableau
12 13 (0.51%) Charles River
12 13 (0.51%) Google
12 13 (0.51%) ServiceNow
13 12 (0.47%) HP
13 12 (0.47%) Workday
14 11 (0.43%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.43%) CyberArk
14 11 (0.43%) Yardi
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