Period
to 21 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 51 43
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,100 1,084 2,234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.97% 4.66% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 4.99% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 759 1,586
10th Percentile £337 £349 £375
25th Percentile £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +4.95%
75th Percentile £588 £588 £588
90th Percentile £653 £649 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
10th Percentile £32.09 £23.63 £20.54
25th Percentile £33.36 £28.23 £21.55
Median hourly rate £36.09 £39.23 £26.95
Median % change year-on-year -8.01% +45.55% +13.77%
75th Percentile £38.19 £40.00 £36.13
90th Percentile £39.08 £40.15 £39.10
England median hourly rate £28.28 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.77% -11.43% +3.76%

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 20,494 21,710 39,887
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.54% 93.39% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,818 15,742 28,985
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £414 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.50% - -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 296 467
10th Percentile £16.19 £12.88 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.91 £15.00
Median hourly rate £31.18 £24.00 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +29.90% +15.66% +1.12%
75th Percentile £51.56 £47.04 £34.51
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £48.15
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.89% +1.12%

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 21 April 2021.

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 21 April 2021. 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 +13 175 £550 +8.91% 31
West London -19 18 £550 +10.00% 1
South London +31 9 £538 +36.51% 2
East London +16 8 £525 +18.31% 3
North London -2 3 £375 -14.29%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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.

1 515 (46.82%) Project Management
2 373 (33.91%) Finance
3 343 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
4 235 (21.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 200 (18.18%) Project Delivery
6 165 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 148 (13.45%) Banking
8 145 (13.18%) Migration
9 131 (11.91%) Change Management
10 117 (10.64%) Scrum
11 109 (9.91%) Microsoft
12 85 (7.73%) Business Case
13 84 (7.64%) Azure
14 83 (7.55%) Waterfall
15 77 (7.00%) Security Cleared
16 71 (6.45%) JIRA
16 71 (6.45%) Public Sector
17 69 (6.27%) Microsoft 365
18 64 (5.82%) PMP
18 64 (5.82%) PMI Certification
19 63 (5.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 62 (5.64%) SC Cleared
21 61 (5.55%) SAP
22 60 (5.45%) Programme Management
23 58 (5.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
24 55 (5.00%) Degree
25 54 (4.91%) Data Centre
26 53 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
27 52 (4.73%) PMO
27 52 (4.73%) Project Governance

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 28 (2.55%) Confluence
2 27 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.00%) CMS
4 7 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.36%) WordPress
6 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.18%) SAS
8 1 (0.091%) Apache
8 1 (0.091%) Appian
8 1 (0.091%) Documentum
8 1 (0.091%) Drupal
8 1 (0.091%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.091%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.091%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.091%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.091%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (4.09%) Microsoft Project
2 40 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.091%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.091%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.36%) Primavera
4 4 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.27%) Magento
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.18%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 84 (7.64%) Azure
2 69 (6.27%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (2.00%) SaaS
4 21 (1.91%) Power Platform
5 18 (1.64%) AWS
5 18 (1.64%) GCP
6 12 (1.09%) IaaS
7 10 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.55%) PaaS
10 5 (0.45%) Cloud Functions
10 5 (0.45%) Google Docs
10 5 (0.45%) Serverless
11 4 (0.36%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.27%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.27%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.18%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.36%) Firewall
1 15 (1.36%) WAN
2 14 (1.27%) LAN
3 11 (1.00%) SAN
4 9 (0.82%) NAS
5 8 (0.73%) Broadband
5 8 (0.73%) FTP
6 7 (0.64%) 5G
6 7 (0.64%) Internet
6 7 (0.64%) MPLS
6 7 (0.64%) SD-WAN
7 6 (0.55%) Network Security
8 5 (0.45%) Intranet
8 5 (0.45%) Skype
8 5 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.45%) Wireless
9 4 (0.36%) 3G
9 4 (0.36%) 4G
9 4 (0.36%) WebEx
10 3 (0.27%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (1.55%) Power BI
3 10 (0.91%) Data Lake
3 10 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.91%) SQL Server
4 9 (0.82%) DB2
5 7 (0.64%) Big Data
6 4 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 4 (0.36%) Neo4j
6 4 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (0.36%) Tableau
7 2 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.18%) QlikView
7 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.091%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.091%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.091%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 71 (6.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.18%) RStudio
4 1 (0.091%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.091%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.091%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.091%) Visual Studio
General
1 373 (33.91%) Finance
2 148 (13.45%) Banking
3 71 (6.45%) Public Sector
4 47 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 37 (3.36%) Marketing
5 37 (3.36%) Retail
6 35 (3.18%) Investment Banking
7 32 (2.91%) Legal
8 24 (2.18%) Front Office
9 23 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (1.82%) Law
11 15 (1.36%) Local Government
12 14 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.82%) Back Office
14 8 (0.73%) Electronics
14 8 (0.73%) Publishing
15 7 (0.64%) Billing
15 7 (0.64%) French Language
16 6 (0.55%) Advertising
16 6 (0.55%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (1.00%) Middleware
3 9 (0.82%) .NET
4 7 (0.64%) HTML
5 6 (0.55%) AngularJS
5 6 (0.55%) Velocity
6 5 (0.45%) Kafka
6 5 (0.45%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.36%) HTML5
7 4 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.27%) EDI
8 3 (0.27%) Web Services
9 2 (0.18%) REST
9 2 (0.18%) SAML
10 1 (0.091%) Flash
10 1 (0.091%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.091%) Murex MxML
10 1 (0.091%) OAuth
10 1 (0.091%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.091%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.91%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.91%) NHS
3 32 (2.91%) PMI
3 32 (2.91%) Virtual Team
4 30 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
5 23 (2.09%) User Experience
6 19 (1.73%) FMCG
7 14 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.27%) Social Media
8 11 (1.00%) Derivative
8 11 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (0.91%) Fixed Income
9 10 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.82%) AS400
10 9 (0.82%) iSeries
11 8 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.73%) LPAR
11 8 (0.73%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.73%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (2.64%) Windows
2 19 (1.73%) Windows 10
3 10 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 7 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.27%) Linux
7 2 (0.18%) Android
7 2 (0.18%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Unix
8 1 (0.091%) AIX
8 1 (0.091%) VMS
8 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (46.82%) Project Management
2 343 (31.18%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (21.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 200 (18.18%) Project Delivery
5 165 (15.00%) PRINCE2
6 145 (13.18%) Migration
7 131 (11.91%) Change Management
8 117 (10.64%) Scrum
9 85 (7.73%) Business Case
10 83 (7.55%) Waterfall
11 63 (5.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 60 (5.45%) Programme Management
13 58 (5.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 53 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
15 52 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (4.73%) ITIL
15 52 (4.73%) Project Governance
16 45 (4.09%) Risk Management
17 44 (4.00%) SDLC
18 43 (3.91%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (2.45%) SQL
2 15 (1.36%) Java
3 11 (1.00%) C
4 9 (0.82%) Python
5 6 (0.55%) VB
6 4 (0.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.36%) R
7 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.18%) C++
8 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.091%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.091%) Scala
9 1 (0.091%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.091%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.82%) PMI Certification
2 64 (5.82%) PMP
3 62 (5.64%) SC Cleared
4 55 (5.00%) Degree
5 21 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 19 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (0.64%) APMP
8 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.36%) ACCA
9 4 (0.36%) CAPM
9 4 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.36%) MBA
9 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.27%) CISM
10 3 (0.27%) CISSP
10 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.73%) PMO
2 34 (3.09%) QA
3 13 (1.18%) GDPR
4 7 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.55%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.45%) COBIT
6 5 (0.45%) IFRS
7 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.27%) MiFID
9 2 (0.18%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.18%) Basel III
9 2 (0.18%) COREP
9 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.18%) SLA
9 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.091%) EMIR
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.091%) P3O
10 1 (0.091%) UCITS
System Software
1 21 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.82%) PowerHA
3 5 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.27%) Docker
5 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.091%) vSphere
6 1 (0.091%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (0.27%) SCCM
2 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.091%) Ansible
3 1 (0.091%) AssetCenter
3 1 (0.091%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.091%) Kibana
3 1 (0.091%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.091%) QRadar
3 1 (0.091%) Terraform
3 1 (0.091%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 109 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.55%) SAP
3 52 (4.73%) Oracle
4 46 (4.18%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (1.73%) Google
6 17 (1.55%) Cisco
6 17 (1.55%) IBM
7 16 (1.45%) Citrix
8 12 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 9 (0.82%) Cadence
9 9 (0.82%) VMware
10 7 (0.64%) Adobe
10 7 (0.64%) Databricks
11 6 (0.55%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.45%) BT
12 5 (0.45%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.45%) HP
12 5 (0.45%) iManage
12 5 (0.45%) JD Edwards
12 5 (0.45%) Sitecore