Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 38 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 -12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,146 2,704 2,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.36% 5.89% 6.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 6.22% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,545 1,949 2,148
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £356 £363 £358
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +40.00% -41.86%
10th Percentile £30.69 £15.98 £19.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £37.80 £53.75
England median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% -17.81%

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 37,659 43,460 40,631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.11% 94.73% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,969 31,370 28,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 629 497
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.66% +11.58%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.10 £12.51
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -2 423 £508 -1.69% 37
West London +12 131 £438 -7.89% 18
South London +10 54 £475 -13.64% 4
East London -4 24 £475 +10.14% 13
North London -16 9 £463 +2.78% 2
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 965 (44.97%) Project Management
2 777 (36.21%) Finance
3 613 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
4 551 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 359 (16.73%) PRINCE2
6 294 (13.70%) Migration
7 200 (9.32%) Banking
8 166 (7.74%) Microsoft
9 164 (7.64%) Change Management
10 159 (7.41%) Retail
11 153 (7.13%) Scrum
12 123 (5.73%) Waterfall
13 119 (5.55%) Office 365
14 111 (5.17%) PMP
14 111 (5.17%) PMI Certification
14 111 (5.17%) CRM
15 110 (5.13%) ERP
16 109 (5.08%) Data Centre
17 108 (5.03%) SAP
18 106 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
19 104 (4.85%) Windows
20 102 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
21 99 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
21 99 (4.61%) Risk Management
21 99 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
22 91 (4.24%) PMO
23 89 (4.15%) Analytics
23 89 (4.15%) Programme Management
24 86 (4.01%) Degree
25 85 (3.96%) Windows 10

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 62 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.19%) Confluence
3 29 (1.35%) CMS
4 11 (0.51%) MS Project Server
4 11 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.28%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.19%) SAS
8 3 (0.14%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.093%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.093%) Drupal
10 1 (0.047%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.047%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.047%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.047%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.047%) FileNet
10 1 (0.047%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 99 (4.61%) Microsoft Project
2 59 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
4 51 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.047%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 46 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
3 16 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.42%) SAP BPC
7 8 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.37%) Workday HCM
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.23%) Magento
10 5 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.23%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (5.55%) Office 365
2 106 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (1.21%) SaaS
6 19 (0.89%) IaaS
7 16 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.65%) OneDrive
9 13 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.51%) Smartsheet
11 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.47%) Power Platform
12 9 (0.42%) PaaS
13 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.37%) Google Docs
13 8 (0.37%) Google Sheets
14 7 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.33%) Trello
14 7 (0.33%) Yammer
15 6 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.14%) WAN
2 39 (1.82%) Firewall
3 37 (1.72%) LAN
4 35 (1.63%) Skype
5 17 (0.79%) Unified Communications
6 15 (0.70%) Intranet
7 11 (0.51%) Internet
8 10 (0.47%) VoIP
8 10 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (0.37%) MPLS
9 8 (0.37%) Network Security
9 8 (0.37%) Wireless
10 7 (0.33%) IP Telephony
10 7 (0.33%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (0.28%) ATM
11 6 (0.28%) WLAN
12 4 (0.19%) DWDM
12 4 (0.19%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.14%) SAN
13 3 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (1.82%) Big Data
3 21 (0.98%) Data Lake
4 17 (0.79%) SQL Server
5 15 (0.70%) SAP HANA
6 12 (0.56%) SAP BW
7 10 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (0.47%) Power BI
8 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.23%) QlikView
10 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.14%) GIS
12 3 (0.14%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 83 (3.87%) JIRA
2 4 (0.19%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.047%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
General
1 777 (36.21%) Finance
2 200 (9.32%) Banking
3 159 (7.41%) Retail
4 81 (3.77%) Marketing
5 68 (3.17%) Legal
6 65 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 59 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.91%) Front Office
9 38 (1.77%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.54%) Back Office
11 32 (1.49%) Advertising
12 31 (1.44%) Law
13 26 (1.21%) Publishing
14 23 (1.07%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.84%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.75%) French Language
17 14 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.61%) Games
19 9 (0.42%) Billing
20 7 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.51%) .NET
2 10 (0.47%) Web Services
3 9 (0.42%) Middleware
4 7 (0.33%) J2EE
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (0.28%) Velocity
6 5 (0.23%) EDI
7 4 (0.19%) CGI
7 4 (0.19%) HTML
7 4 (0.19%) RESTful
8 3 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.093%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.093%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.093%) CSS
9 2 (0.093%) Kafka
9 2 (0.093%) LDAP
9 2 (0.093%) React
10 1 (0.047%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.047%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.047%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 99 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (2.56%) User Experience
4 39 (1.82%) PMI
5 36 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 33 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 22 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
11 21 (0.98%) FMCG
11 21 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 19 (0.89%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.84%) NHS
15 15 (0.70%) Derivative
16 12 (0.56%) Social Media
17 10 (0.47%) Credit Risk
17 10 (0.47%) Reinsurance
17 10 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 104 (4.85%) Windows
2 85 (3.96%) Windows 10
3 23 (1.07%) Windows 7
4 9 (0.42%) Linux
5 8 (0.37%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.28%) Android
7 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.23%) Unix
8 4 (0.19%) AIX
8 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.093%) Solaris
11 1 (0.047%) HPUX
11 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (44.97%) Project Management
2 613 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
3 551 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 359 (16.73%) PRINCE2
5 294 (13.70%) Migration
6 164 (7.64%) Change Management
7 153 (7.13%) Scrum
8 123 (5.73%) Waterfall
9 111 (5.17%) CRM
10 110 (5.13%) ERP
11 102 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
12 99 (4.61%) Risk Management
13 89 (4.15%) Analytics
13 89 (4.15%) Programme Management
14 81 (3.77%) Business Analysis
15 80 (3.73%) Project Governance
16 77 (3.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 72 (3.36%) E-Commerce
18 71 (3.31%) SDLC
19 70 (3.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (1.30%) SQL
2 25 (1.16%) C
3 23 (1.07%) Java
4 8 (0.37%) Python
5 7 (0.33%) C#
6 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.14%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.093%) C++
8 2 (0.093%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.093%) VBA
9 1 (0.047%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.047%) COBOL
9 1 (0.047%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.047%) PHP
9 1 (0.047%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.047%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.047%) R
Qualifications
1 111 (5.17%) PMI Certification
1 111 (5.17%) PMP
2 86 (4.01%) Degree
3 67 (3.12%) Security Cleared
4 60 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 51 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 37 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 15 (0.70%) APMP
8 9 (0.42%) ACCA
9 8 (0.37%) CIMA
9 8 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.33%) ISEB
10 7 (0.33%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.33%) MBA
11 6 (0.28%) CCNA
11 6 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.23%) CISSP
12 5 (0.23%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.24%) PMO
2 40 (1.86%) GDPR
2 40 (1.86%) QA
3 13 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.56%) PSD2
5 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.51%) MiFID
6 9 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.33%) COBIT
8 6 (0.28%) IFRS
8 6 (0.28%) SEPA
9 5 (0.23%) GAAP
9 5 (0.23%) NIST
9 5 (0.23%) SLA
10 4 (0.19%) GxP
11 3 (0.14%) EMIR
11 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.093%) Basel III
12 2 (0.093%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.19%) Docker
4 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.047%) Firmware
6 1 (0.047%) HDFS
6 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.047%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.047%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (0.51%) SCCM
2 5 (0.23%) Ansible
2 5 (0.23%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.093%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.093%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.093%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.047%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.047%) CASB
5 1 (0.047%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 166 (7.74%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.03%) SAP
3 75 (3.49%) Oracle
4 70 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (1.91%) Google
6 29 (1.35%) Citrix
7 25 (1.16%) Workday
8 22 (1.03%) Cisco
9 18 (0.84%) Adobe
10 16 (0.75%) IBM
11 14 (0.65%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.61%) Tableau
13 11 (0.51%) Hyperion
13 11 (0.51%) VMware
14 9 (0.42%) hybris
14 9 (0.42%) Infor
15 7 (0.33%) Atlassian
16 6 (0.28%) Ariba
16 6 (0.28%) Blue Prism
16 6 (0.28%) MuleSoft