Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £501 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 57 46
Rank change year-on-year +20 -11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,705 702 2,138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.75% 4.32% 5.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 4.64% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,258 500 1,567
10th Percentile £350 £350 £360
25th Percentile £425 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.10% - -
75th Percentile £600 £585 £588
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
10th Percentile £29.75 £23.89 £22.57
25th Percentile £37.06 £31.56 £25.47
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £32.38
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% +23.54% +47.17%
75th Percentile £46.25 £40.15 £37.22
90th Percentile £51.50 £43.28 £38.89
England median hourly rate £36.50 £29.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +24.79% -18.75% +8.63%

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 27,523 15,122 38,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,798 10,907 27,882
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 184 466
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.89% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.83 £37.35
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.45% +5.26% +5.56%

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 26 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Project Manager in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 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 +21 268 £525 - 42
West London 0 30 £450 -14.29% 3
South London +31 19 £538 +48.28% 7
East London +4 11 £453 +15.05% 10
North London +2 10 £455 -1.09%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 780 (45.75%) Project Management
2 609 (35.72%) Finance
3 591 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
4 450 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 376 (22.05%) Social Skills
6 348 (20.41%) Project Delivery
7 288 (16.89%) PRINCE2
8 224 (13.14%) Migration
9 220 (12.90%) Banking
10 203 (11.91%) Change Management
11 172 (10.09%) Scrum
12 147 (8.62%) Microsoft
13 131 (7.68%) JIRA
14 127 (7.45%) Azure
15 123 (7.21%) Waterfall
16 113 (6.63%) Business Case
17 105 (6.16%) PMI Certification
18 98 (5.75%) Security Cleared
18 98 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
19 97 (5.69%) Public Sector
19 97 (5.69%) Risk Management
20 95 (5.57%) PMP
20 95 (5.57%) Project Governance
21 89 (5.22%) Programme Management
22 86 (5.04%) Microsoft 365
23 85 (4.99%) Retail
24 81 (4.75%) Influencing Skills
24 81 (4.75%) PMO
25 80 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
25 80 (4.69%) SAP

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 45 (2.64%) Confluence
2 36 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.00%) CMS
4 8 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.23%) Documentum
6 4 (0.23%) WordPress
7 3 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.12%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.12%) Appian
8 2 (0.12%) CICS
8 2 (0.12%) SAS
8 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.059%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.059%) Liferay
9 1 (0.059%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.059%) Site Server
9 1 (0.059%) Umbraco
Applications
1 71 (4.16%) Microsoft Project
2 56 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.059%) Revit
7 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.18%) Maximo
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.18%) Primavera
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.12%) SAP PLM
8 2 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 127 (7.45%) Azure
2 86 (5.04%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (2.23%) AWS
4 29 (1.70%) GCP
4 29 (1.70%) Power Platform
5 27 (1.58%) SaaS
6 22 (1.29%) IaaS
7 21 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (0.65%) PaaS
9 7 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (0.41%) Serverless
10 6 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.29%) Cloud Functions
12 4 (0.23%) Azure Stack
12 4 (0.23%) Google Docs
12 4 (0.23%) Snowflake
13 3 (0.18%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.18%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.18%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.52%) Firewall
2 20 (1.17%) 5G
3 18 (1.06%) WAN
4 17 (1.00%) 2G
4 17 (1.00%) MVNO
5 16 (0.94%) GSM
5 16 (0.94%) Packet Switching
6 14 (0.82%) LAN
6 14 (0.82%) SAN
7 13 (0.76%) Broadband
8 12 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.59%) Intranet
9 10 (0.59%) NAS
10 9 (0.53%) FTP
10 9 (0.53%) Wireless
11 7 (0.41%) Network Security
12 6 (0.35%) ATM
12 6 (0.35%) SD-WAN
13 5 (0.29%) WebEx
14 4 (0.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (1.52%) Power BI
3 24 (1.41%) Data Lake
4 13 (0.76%) Tableau
5 12 (0.70%) DB2
5 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.70%) SQL Server
6 11 (0.65%) Big Data
7 9 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
9 7 (0.41%) SAP HANA
10 5 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.23%) Metadata
11 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.23%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.18%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (0.12%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 131 (7.68%) JIRA
2 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.059%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.059%) Maven
4 1 (0.059%) Postman
4 1 (0.059%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.059%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 609 (35.72%) Finance
2 376 (22.05%) Social Skills
3 220 (12.90%) Banking
4 97 (5.69%) Public Sector
5 85 (4.99%) Retail
6 81 (4.75%) Influencing Skills
7 80 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
8 70 (4.11%) Presentation Skills
9 61 (3.58%) Telecoms
10 55 (3.23%) Investment Banking
10 55 (3.23%) Marketing
11 52 (3.05%) Legal
12 27 (1.58%) Front Office
12 27 (1.58%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.58%) Organisational Skills
13 26 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (1.47%) Local Government
15 22 (1.29%) Law
16 16 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
17 15 (0.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.06%) Middleware
2 16 (0.94%) .NET
3 10 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (0.59%) Velocity
4 9 (0.53%) EDI
5 7 (0.41%) SailPoint
6 6 (0.35%) REST
7 5 (0.29%) Web Services
8 4 (0.23%) FpML
8 4 (0.23%) XML
9 2 (0.12%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.12%) Kafka
9 2 (0.12%) OAuth
9 2 (0.12%) React
9 2 (0.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.059%) HTML
10 1 (0.059%) Murex MxML
10 1 (0.059%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.059%) SOAP
10 1 (0.059%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 58 (3.40%) Data Centre
2 55 (3.23%) PMI
3 33 (1.94%) Virtual Team
4 31 (1.82%) NHS
5 28 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (1.52%) Derivative
7 25 (1.47%) User Experience
8 24 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
9 23 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.23%) Fixed Income
11 17 (1.00%) Tandem
12 16 (0.94%) FMCG
13 15 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (0.88%) Social Media
14 14 (0.82%) iSeries
15 12 (0.70%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.70%) Equities
16 11 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
16 11 (0.65%) Market Risk
16 11 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 41 (2.40%) Windows
2 20 (1.17%) Windows 10
3 12 (0.70%) Apple iOS
4 9 (0.53%) Linux
5 8 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.18%) zOS
8 2 (0.12%) Solaris
8 2 (0.12%) Unix
8 2 (0.12%) VMS
9 1 (0.059%) AIX
9 1 (0.059%) Android
9 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.059%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (45.75%) Project Management
2 591 (34.66%) Agile Software Development
3 450 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 348 (20.41%) Project Delivery
5 288 (16.89%) PRINCE2
6 224 (13.14%) Migration
7 203 (11.91%) Change Management
8 172 (10.09%) Scrum
9 123 (7.21%) Waterfall
10 113 (6.63%) Business Case
11 98 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
12 97 (5.69%) Risk Management
13 95 (5.57%) Project Governance
14 89 (5.22%) Programme Management
15 80 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
16 77 (4.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 77 (4.52%) SDLC
17 66 (3.87%) ERP
18 62 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
19 61 (3.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (1.88%) SQL
2 24 (1.41%) C
3 15 (0.88%) Java
4 7 (0.41%) VB
5 4 (0.23%) Python
6 2 (0.12%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.059%) C++
7 1 (0.059%) PHP
7 1 (0.059%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.059%) R
7 1 (0.059%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.059%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.059%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (6.16%) PMI Certification
2 98 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 95 (5.57%) PMP
4 78 (4.57%) Degree
5 77 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 50 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (1.11%) APMP
9 7 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.41%) CISSP
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.23%) ACCA
11 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 4 (0.23%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.18%) CISM
12 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.18%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.75%) PMO
2 55 (3.23%) QA
3 19 (1.11%) PMBOK
4 18 (1.06%) GDPR
5 11 (0.65%) MiFID
6 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.47%) EMIR
6 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.35%) GRC
8 6 (0.35%) NIST
9 5 (0.29%) SLA
10 4 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.23%) IFRS
10 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.12%) COBIT
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.59%) PowerHA
4 8 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Docker
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (0.23%) MOM
2 4 (0.23%) SCCM
3 2 (0.12%) CloudHub
3 2 (0.12%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.12%) Terraform
4 1 (0.059%) AssetCenter
4 1 (0.059%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.059%) vMotion
Vendors
1 147 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 80 (4.69%) SAP
3 68 (3.99%) Oracle
4 55 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (1.58%) Citrix
6 26 (1.52%) VMware
7 23 (1.35%) IBM
8 20 (1.17%) Cisco
9 19 (1.11%) Google
10 18 (1.06%) ServiceNow
11 16 (0.94%) CheckPoint
12 13 (0.76%) Cadence
13 10 (0.59%) CyberArk
14 8 (0.47%) Okta
15 7 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
15 7 (0.41%) IFS
15 7 (0.41%) MuleSoft
16 6 (0.35%) Bloomberg
16 6 (0.35%) HP
16 6 (0.35%) Sitecore