Period
to 5 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 45 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 672 1,776 2,404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.11% 5.09% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 5.44% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 1,328 1,730
Median daily rate £480 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £350
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.70 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.63% +4.86% +40.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%

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 14,974 32,638 44,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.61% 93.52% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,137 23,403 32,029
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £455
% change year-on-year +2.70% +1.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 477 617
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.34% +7.80% -2.44%
10th Percentile £20.70 £12.44 £12.65
90th Percentile £58.23 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.38
% change year-on-year +55.36% +5.07% -1.72%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in London.

Daily rate trend for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 5 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Project Manager in London

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 5 December 2020. 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 -17 74 £525 +5.53% 18
West London -14 32 £500 +8.40% 1
North London 0 5 £460 -3.16%
South London +13 3 £450 -5.26% 1
East London +25 2 £450 -3.74% 3
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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.

1 277 (41.22%) Project Management
2 231 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (27.53%) Finance
4 166 (24.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 151 (22.47%) Project Delivery
6 128 (19.05%) PRINCE2
7 89 (13.24%) Change Management
8 88 (13.10%) Migration
9 83 (12.35%) Banking
10 72 (10.71%) Security Cleared
11 62 (9.23%) Waterfall
12 58 (8.63%) SC Cleared
13 56 (8.33%) Scrum
14 53 (7.89%) Public Sector
15 51 (7.59%) Microsoft
16 45 (6.70%) Azure
17 44 (6.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 43 (6.40%) Business Case
19 38 (5.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 37 (5.51%) Microsoft Project
21 34 (5.06%) PMI Certification
21 34 (5.06%) JIRA
21 34 (5.06%) Requirements Gathering
22 33 (4.91%) PMO
22 33 (4.91%) ITIL
23 32 (4.76%) CRM
24 31 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
24 31 (4.61%) Local Government
24 31 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 30 (4.46%) Windows

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 25 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.27%) Confluence
3 15 (2.23%) CMS
4 4 (0.60%) Alfresco
4 4 (0.60%) Documentum
4 4 (0.60%) Drupal
5 3 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.30%) WordPress
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (5.51%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.45%) Magento
5 3 (0.45%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.45%) Summit
6 2 (0.30%) Aligne
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.30%) Endur
6 2 (0.30%) Primavera
6 2 (0.30%) SAP BRIM
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.30%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.70%) Azure
2 22 (3.27%) Office 365
3 18 (2.68%) AWS
4 13 (1.93%) SaaS
5 11 (1.64%) GCP
6 7 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.74%) Google Docs
7 5 (0.74%) Smartsheet
8 4 (0.60%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.60%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.60%) Veeva
9 3 (0.45%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.45%) IaaS
9 3 (0.45%) PaaS
9 3 (0.45%) ServiceMax
9 3 (0.45%) Slack
10 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.38%) 2G
2 15 (2.23%) 5G
2 15 (2.23%) GSM
2 15 (2.23%) MVNO
3 14 (2.08%) Packet Switching
4 8 (1.19%) Firewall
5 6 (0.89%) Intranet
5 6 (0.89%) WAN
6 4 (0.60%) DNS
6 4 (0.60%) Internet
6 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.45%) LAN
7 3 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.45%) SSL
7 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.45%) VoIP
8 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.30%) Network Security
8 2 (0.30%) Wireless
9 1 (0.15%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.60%) Big Data
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.45%) QlikView
4 2 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.30%) GIS
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.30%) Power BI
4 2 (0.30%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.30%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (0.30%) Tableau
5 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.15%) HBase
5 1 (0.15%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 34 (5.06%) JIRA
2 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.30%) RStudio
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) Hudson
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 185 (27.53%) Finance
2 83 (12.35%) Banking
3 53 (7.89%) Public Sector
4 31 (4.61%) Local Government
5 26 (3.87%) Retail
6 25 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 23 (3.42%) Marketing
9 20 (2.98%) Legal
10 13 (1.93%) Investment Banking
11 12 (1.79%) Back Office
12 11 (1.64%) Front Office
12 11 (1.64%) Retail Banking
13 9 (1.34%) French Language
13 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 7 (1.04%) Publishing
15 5 (0.74%) Billing
15 5 (0.74%) Law
16 4 (0.60%) German Language
16 4 (0.60%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.04%) .NET
2 6 (0.89%) Kafka
3 4 (0.60%) HTML
4 3 (0.45%) SailPoint
4 3 (0.45%) Velocity
4 3 (0.45%) XML
5 2 (0.30%) CSS
5 2 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.15%) COM
6 1 (0.15%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.15%) SAML
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.15%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.02%) NHS
2 24 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.13%) PMI
4 20 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 15 (2.23%) User Experience
7 12 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.49%) FMCG
8 10 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.19%) Life Science
9 8 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.74%) Social Media
12 4 (0.60%) CMDB
12 4 (0.60%) Derivative
12 4 (0.60%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.45%) IVR
13 3 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.46%) Windows
2 13 (1.93%) Windows 10
3 4 (0.60%) Linux
3 4 (0.60%) Unix
3 4 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.45%) Android
4 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.15%) AIX
6 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (41.22%) Project Management
2 231 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (24.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (22.47%) Project Delivery
5 128 (19.05%) PRINCE2
6 89 (13.24%) Change Management
7 88 (13.10%) Migration
8 62 (9.23%) Waterfall
9 56 (8.33%) Scrum
10 44 (6.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 43 (6.40%) Business Case
12 38 (5.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 34 (5.06%) Requirements Gathering
14 33 (4.91%) ITIL
15 32 (4.76%) CRM
16 30 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (4.46%) Programme Management
17 29 (4.32%) SDLC
18 28 (4.17%) Business Analysis
18 28 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.57%) C
2 15 (2.23%) SQL
3 5 (0.74%) Python
4 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.45%) R
5 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.15%) C++
7 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.15%) Scala
7 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.06%) PMI Certification
4 31 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 28 (4.17%) Degree
5 28 (4.17%) PMP
6 23 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.79%) APMP
9 6 (0.89%) CISSP
10 5 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.74%) CISM
11 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.60%) MBA
12 3 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.15%) RIBA
13 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.91%) PMO
2 17 (2.53%) PMBOK
3 10 (1.49%) GDPR
4 9 (1.34%) QA
5 8 (1.19%) GxP
6 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.45%) COBIT
7 3 (0.45%) COREP
7 3 (0.45%) IFRS
8 2 (0.30%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) NIST
9 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.15%) PSD2
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) Docker
2 2 (0.30%) Firmware
2 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.89%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.74%) SCCM
3 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.15%) Ansible
5 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) QRadar
5 1 (0.15%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.15%) SCOM
5 1 (0.15%) Terraform
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (7.59%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.46%) SAP
3 20 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (2.83%) Oracle
5 10 (1.49%) Google
6 9 (1.34%) Cisco
7 7 (1.04%) Northgate
7 7 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 6 (0.89%) IBM
9 5 (0.74%) Cadence
9 5 (0.74%) Citrix
9 5 (0.74%) Confluent
9 5 (0.74%) Splunk
9 5 (0.74%) VMware
10 4 (0.60%) Adobe
10 4 (0.60%) Genesys
10 4 (0.60%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.60%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.45%) Cerner
11 3 (0.45%) F5