Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 27 23
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,471 2,911 3,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.35% 6.48% 6.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 6.82% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,775 2,124 2,206
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 19
London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -34.21% -14.61%
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.75 £18.22
90th Percentile £58.57 £98.50 £83.80
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -9.86% -14.46%

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 43,715 42,667 42,268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.94% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,587 30,768 30,193
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 522 538
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.83 £50.39
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -22 453 £500 - 67
West London -26 120 £425 -10.53% 26
South London +7 80 £550 +14.58% 6
North London +6 29 £450 - 1
East London -49 28 £431 -14.81% 6
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 1,158 (46.86%) Project Management
2 803 (32.50%) Finance
3 721 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
4 596 (24.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 488 (19.75%) PRINCE2
6 306 (12.38%) Migration
7 269 (10.89%) Banking
8 195 (7.89%) Scrum
9 194 (7.85%) Retail
10 191 (7.73%) Waterfall
11 172 (6.96%) Microsoft
12 149 (6.03%) Change Management
13 148 (5.99%) Risk Management
14 137 (5.54%) Security Cleared
15 136 (5.50%) PMP
16 135 (5.46%) Microsoft Project
17 132 (5.34%) Project Planning
18 126 (5.10%) PMI Certification
19 122 (4.94%) Office 365
20 119 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
21 116 (4.69%) SC Cleared
21 116 (4.69%) CRM
22 114 (4.61%) Programme Management
23 110 (4.45%) E-Commerce
23 110 (4.45%) Windows
23 110 (4.45%) SDLC
24 109 (4.41%) Data Centre
24 109 (4.41%) JIRA
25 104 (4.21%) Marketing
26 102 (4.13%) Analytical Skills

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 73 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.70%) Confluence
3 23 (0.93%) CMS
4 16 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.36%) Drupal
6 8 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.20%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.20%) SAS
8 5 (0.20%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.20%) WordPress
9 4 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.12%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.12%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.081%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.081%) Appian
11 2 (0.081%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.040%) IIS
Applications
1 135 (5.46%) Microsoft Project
2 87 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
5 44 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.32%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
6 7 (0.28%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
8 5 (0.20%) Magento
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 122 (4.94%) Office 365
2 100 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 88 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (1.54%) SaaS
5 20 (0.81%) Trello
6 19 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (0.65%) PaaS
8 12 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.45%) IaaS
9 11 (0.45%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.36%) Yammer
11 8 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.081%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.081%) Slack
16 1 (0.040%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.19%) WAN
2 41 (1.66%) LAN
3 30 (1.21%) Firewall
4 27 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (1.01%) Skype
6 22 (0.89%) SMS
7 21 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 15 (0.61%) Internet
8 15 (0.61%) Intranet
9 13 (0.53%) SAN
9 13 (0.53%) VoIP
10 11 (0.45%) VPN
11 9 (0.36%) MPLS
12 8 (0.32%) Network Security
12 8 (0.32%) Wireless
13 7 (0.28%) DNS
14 6 (0.24%) DHCP
14 6 (0.24%) IP Telephony
14 6 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
15 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (0.69%) Big Data
3 14 (0.57%) SQL Server
4 13 (0.53%) Adabas
5 9 (0.36%) Data Lake
6 8 (0.32%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.28%) Blockchain
7 7 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.24%) Power BI
8 6 (0.24%) QlikView
9 5 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.20%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.16%) Apache Kudu
10 4 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.16%) Impala
10 4 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.16%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.12%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.12%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 109 (4.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.081%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.081%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.081%) Subversion
2 2 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.040%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.040%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.040%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.040%) Hudson
3 1 (0.040%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.040%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.040%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.040%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.040%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.040%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.040%) XMLSpy
General
1 803 (32.50%) Finance
2 269 (10.89%) Banking
3 194 (7.85%) Retail
4 104 (4.21%) Marketing
5 87 (3.52%) Investment Banking
6 80 (3.24%) Law
7 72 (2.91%) Legal
8 61 (2.47%) Telecoms
9 58 (2.35%) Front Office
10 47 (1.90%) Advertising
11 35 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.17%) Back Office
12 29 (1.17%) Retail Banking
13 26 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.69%) Billing
14 17 (0.69%) Local Government
14 17 (0.69%) Publishing
15 15 (0.61%) Games
16 14 (0.57%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.36%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (0.73%) Web Services
2 16 (0.65%) Velocity
3 14 (0.57%) HTML
4 11 (0.45%) CSS
5 10 (0.40%) .NET
6 6 (0.24%) Middleware
6 6 (0.24%) XML
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.16%) COM
8 4 (0.16%) EDI
8 4 (0.16%) jQuery
9 3 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.12%) REST
9 3 (0.12%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.12%) Spring
10 2 (0.081%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.081%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.081%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.081%) SOAP
10 2 (0.081%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 109 (4.41%) Data Centre
2 102 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (2.14%) PMI
4 47 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 47 (1.90%) User Experience
5 44 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 32 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.01%) NHS
10 24 (0.97%) Derivative
10 24 (0.97%) FMCG
11 21 (0.85%) Equities
11 21 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 20 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 18 (0.73%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.69%) Reinsurance
15 16 (0.65%) CCTV
16 14 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 110 (4.45%) Windows
2 63 (2.55%) Windows 10
3 19 (0.77%) Linux
4 15 (0.61%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.24%) Unix
6 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.081%) Android
10 1 (0.040%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.040%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.040%) VMS
10 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,158 (46.86%) Project Management
2 721 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
3 596 (24.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 488 (19.75%) PRINCE2
5 306 (12.38%) Migration
6 195 (7.89%) Scrum
7 191 (7.73%) Waterfall
8 149 (6.03%) Change Management
9 148 (5.99%) Risk Management
10 132 (5.34%) Project Planning
11 119 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
12 116 (4.69%) CRM
13 114 (4.61%) Programme Management
14 110 (4.45%) E-Commerce
14 110 (4.45%) SDLC
15 97 (3.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 95 (3.84%) ITIL
17 90 (3.64%) Asset Management
18 89 (3.60%) ERP
19 78 (3.16%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (1.58%) SQL
2 22 (0.89%) C
3 18 (0.73%) Java
4 13 (0.53%) Natural
5 8 (0.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.12%) C#
7 2 (0.081%) PHP
7 2 (0.081%) Python
7 2 (0.081%) Ruby
7 2 (0.081%) VB
8 1 (0.040%) C++
8 1 (0.040%) R
Qualifications
1 137 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 136 (5.50%) PMP
3 126 (5.10%) PMI Certification
4 116 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 96 (3.89%) Degree
6 82 (3.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 58 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 25 (1.01%) APMP
9 16 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.57%) CISSP
11 11 (0.45%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.36%) CISA
14 7 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.28%) ISEB
14 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.24%) CISM
16 5 (0.20%) CAPM
16 5 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.80%) GDPR
2 89 (3.60%) PMO
3 44 (1.78%) QA
4 26 (1.05%) MiFID
5 25 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.45%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.40%) EMIR
10 8 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.32%) SLA
11 6 (0.24%) AIFMD
11 6 (0.24%) PMBOK
12 5 (0.20%) COBIT
13 4 (0.16%) Basel II
13 4 (0.16%) GxP
14 3 (0.12%) FATCA
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.24%) Docker
5 5 (0.20%) XenApp
6 2 (0.081%) HDFS
6 2 (0.081%) vSphere
7 1 (0.040%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.040%) LXC
7 1 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.040%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (0.61%) SCCM
2 12 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.20%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.16%) Ansible
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.081%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.081%) Oozie
5 2 (0.081%) OpenView
6 1 (0.040%) CASB
6 1 (0.040%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.040%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.040%) Grafana
6 1 (0.040%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.040%) MOM
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.040%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.040%) Terraform
6 1 (0.040%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.040%) vRealize
Vendors
1 172 (6.96%) Microsoft
2 90 (3.64%) SAP
3 76 (3.08%) Oracle
4 52 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (2.02%) Citrix
6 36 (1.46%) Cisco
7 29 (1.17%) VMware
8 26 (1.05%) Workday
9 22 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 20 (0.81%) IBM
11 17 (0.69%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.69%) Google
12 13 (0.53%) Sitecore
12 13 (0.53%) Software AG
13 12 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
14 11 (0.45%) Adobe
14 11 (0.45%) Avaya
15 10 (0.40%) BT
15 10 (0.40%) hybris
15 10 (0.40%) SunGard