Period
to 23 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 49 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,283 2,195 2,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.58% 5.02% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.89% 5.30% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1,528 2,151
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £350 £375 £350
90th Percentile £638 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 6
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.59% -54.13%
10th Percentile £29.95 £23.08 £18.72
90th Percentile £40.12 £51.26 £44.36
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -2.79%

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 26,225 41,390 44,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 94.70% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,641 29,729 32,420
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 559 633
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +9 291 £500 - 42
West London +10 107 £500 +8.11% 31
South London +15 25 £475 -8.65% 2
East London +55 20 £425 -15.00% 9
North London +15 17 £438 -2.78% 4
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 543 (42.32%) Project Management
2 414 (32.27%) Finance
3 382 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
4 325 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 225 (17.54%) Project Delivery
6 177 (13.80%) PRINCE2
7 161 (12.55%) Migration
8 128 (9.98%) Microsoft
9 111 (8.65%) Scrum
10 93 (7.25%) Banking
11 88 (6.86%) Change Management
12 87 (6.78%) Azure
13 85 (6.63%) Waterfall
13 85 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
14 81 (6.31%) Retail
15 77 (6.00%) PMO
16 72 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
17 71 (5.53%) Office 365
18 69 (5.38%) Security Cleared
18 69 (5.38%) Public Sector
19 68 (5.30%) ERP
20 61 (4.75%) SAP
20 61 (4.75%) PMI Certification
21 60 (4.68%) CRM
22 59 (4.60%) PMP
23 57 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
23 57 (4.44%) Marketing
24 56 (4.36%) Windows
25 55 (4.29%) JIRA
26 54 (4.21%) 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 38 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.10%) CMS
3 14 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 14 (1.09%) Confluence
4 6 (0.47%) Moodle
5 4 (0.31%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.31%) Totara
6 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.23%) WordPress
7 2 (0.16%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.16%) JBoss
7 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.078%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.078%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.078%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.078%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 57 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.62%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.39%) Workfront
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.23%) Loan IQ
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.23%) SAP MDG
9 3 (0.23%) SAP PLM
10 2 (0.16%) Aligne
10 2 (0.16%) Magento
10 2 (0.16%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.78%) Azure
2 71 (5.53%) Office 365
3 34 (2.65%) AWS
4 29 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (1.64%) SaaS
6 13 (1.01%) Power Platform
7 12 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.62%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.55%) GCP
11 6 (0.47%) Serverless
12 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.39%) PaaS
13 4 (0.31%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.31%) IaaS
14 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.23%) Smartsheet
15 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.40%) WAN
2 16 (1.25%) Firewall
3 13 (1.01%) LAN
4 10 (0.78%) Network Security
5 9 (0.70%) Skype
6 8 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.55%) Internet
8 6 (0.47%) VoIP
8 6 (0.47%) Wireless
9 4 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (0.23%) Intranet
10 3 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.23%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.23%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.23%) VPN
11 2 (0.16%) 3G
11 2 (0.16%) DNS
11 2 (0.16%) MPLS
11 2 (0.16%) RNC
11 2 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.09%) Big Data
3 13 (1.01%) Power BI
4 8 (0.62%) Data Lake
4 8 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (0.62%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.31%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (0.23%) MS Access
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.16%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.16%) DB2
7 2 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.16%) MySQL
7 2 (0.16%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.16%) QlikView
7 2 (0.16%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.078%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (4.29%) JIRA
2 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.16%) GitLab
3 1 (0.078%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.078%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.078%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.078%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 414 (32.27%) Finance
2 93 (7.25%) Banking
3 81 (6.31%) Retail
4 69 (5.38%) Public Sector
5 57 (4.44%) Marketing
6 45 (3.51%) Legal
7 38 (2.96%) Local Government
8 26 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.79%) Advertising
11 18 (1.40%) Law
12 16 (1.25%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.94%) Front Office
14 11 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.62%) Back Office
15 8 (0.62%) Publishing
16 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.55%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.47%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.09%) HTML
2 13 (1.01%) .NET
3 9 (0.70%) CSS
4 8 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.39%) J2EE
5 5 (0.39%) Middleware
5 5 (0.39%) REST
6 4 (0.31%) SOAP
6 4 (0.31%) Web Services
7 3 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.23%) Node.js
7 3 (0.23%) XML
8 2 (0.16%) ADO
8 2 (0.16%) EDI
8 2 (0.16%) jQuery
8 2 (0.16%) JSON
8 2 (0.16%) WSDL
9 1 (0.078%) LDAP
9 1 (0.078%) SAML
9 1 (0.078%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.20%) Data Centre
3 25 (1.95%) User Experience
4 23 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (1.56%) PMI
6 19 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.25%) NHS
7 16 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.17%) FMCG
9 9 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.55%) Digital Signage
10 7 (0.55%) Public Cloud
10 7 (0.55%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (0.47%) Derivative
12 5 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.31%) EPoS
13 4 (0.31%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 56 (4.36%) Windows
2 38 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 11 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (0.55%) Linux
5 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.39%) Unix
6 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.078%) Android
9 1 (0.078%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.078%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (42.32%) Project Management
2 382 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 225 (17.54%) Project Delivery
5 177 (13.80%) PRINCE2
6 161 (12.55%) Migration
7 111 (8.65%) Scrum
8 88 (6.86%) Change Management
9 85 (6.63%) Waterfall
10 72 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
11 68 (5.30%) ERP
12 60 (4.68%) CRM
13 54 (4.21%) Project Governance
14 52 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 51 (3.98%) Analytics
15 51 (3.98%) Programme Management
16 50 (3.90%) Data Migration
17 49 (3.82%) Risk Management
18 45 (3.51%) Decision-Making
19 44 (3.43%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (1.71%) SQL
2 17 (1.33%) Java
3 12 (0.94%) C
4 7 (0.55%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.31%) PHP
5 4 (0.31%) Python
6 3 (0.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.16%) C#
7 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.16%) RPG
7 2 (0.16%) Ruby
7 2 (0.16%) Scala
8 1 (0.078%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.078%) R
8 1 (0.078%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.078%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.75%) PMI Certification
3 59 (4.60%) PMP
4 52 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 45 (3.51%) Degree
6 40 (3.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (1.17%) APMP
8 14 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.39%) ACCA
11 4 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CCNA
12 3 (0.23%) CIPFA
12 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.23%) CISSP
13 2 (0.16%) APMG
13 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.16%) CAPM
13 2 (0.16%) CCIE
13 2 (0.16%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.00%) PMO
2 31 (2.42%) QA
3 14 (1.09%) GDPR
4 12 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.47%) SLA
7 5 (0.39%) MiFID
8 4 (0.31%) PSD2
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 3 (0.23%) COREP
9 3 (0.23%) FINREP
9 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.16%) EMIR
10 2 (0.16%) GxP
10 2 (0.16%) IFRS
10 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.078%) Basel II
11 1 (0.078%) GAMP
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.31%) Docker
3 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.16%) LXC
4 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.23%) SCCM
4 2 (0.16%) Ansible
4 2 (0.16%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.078%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.078%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.078%) CASB
5 1 (0.078%) EnCase
5 1 (0.078%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 128 (9.98%) Microsoft
2 61 (4.75%) SAP
3 47 (3.66%) Oracle
3 47 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (1.33%) Adobe
5 15 (1.17%) Cisco
6 14 (1.09%) Citrix
6 14 (1.09%) Workday
7 11 (0.86%) Atlassian
7 11 (0.86%) IBM
8 10 (0.78%) Google
8 10 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 8 (0.62%) Splunk
10 7 (0.55%) Ariba
11 6 (0.47%) Demandware
11 6 (0.47%) Tableau
12 5 (0.39%) Capita
12 5 (0.39%) VMware
13 4 (0.31%) CA
13 4 (0.31%) MuleSoft