Period
to 25 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 60 49
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,103 746 1,459
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.60% 4.21% 4.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.01% 4.58% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,542 563 1,086
10th Percentile £400 £318 £350
25th Percentile £463 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £490 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% -2.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 9
10th Percentile £41.00 - £31.41
25th Percentile £45.38 - -
Median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.70
75th Percentile £62.50 - £51.50
90th Percentile £70.19 - £60.50
England median hourly rate £44.72 £28.73 £36.70
% change year-on-year +55.66% -21.72% +1.63%

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 34,987 16,280 27,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.96% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,506 11,854 20,319
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 134 367
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.23 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +51.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £39.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +16 216 £558 +3.72% 41
West London -37 20 £450 -12.20% 7
South London +5 19 £525 +27.27% 4
East London +12 18 £775 +40.91% 10
North London -2 2 £413 -1.20% 5
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 946 (44.98%) Project Management
2 792 (37.66%) Finance
3 752 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
4 566 (26.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 544 (25.87%) Social Skills
6 382 (18.16%) Project Delivery
7 316 (15.03%) PRINCE2
8 275 (13.08%) Migration
9 230 (10.94%) Change Management
10 215 (10.22%) Banking
11 201 (9.56%) Scrum
12 180 (8.56%) Azure
13 173 (8.23%) Waterfall
14 149 (7.09%) Risk Management
15 142 (6.75%) Retail
16 141 (6.70%) Microsoft
17 138 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
18 134 (6.37%) Business Case
19 123 (5.85%) Presentation Skills
19 123 (5.85%) Programme Management
20 122 (5.80%) ERP
21 114 (5.42%) PMI Certification
22 110 (5.23%) PMP
23 109 (5.18%) Security Cleared
24 102 (4.85%) SAP
25 99 (4.71%) Oracle
25 99 (4.71%) PMO
26 97 (4.61%) Project Planning
27 93 (4.42%) Public Sector
28 92 (4.37%) Microsoft 365

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 52 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.33%) Confluence
3 22 (1.05%) CMS
4 7 (0.33%) IBM Domino
5 6 (0.29%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.24%) Drupal
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.14%) Appian
8 3 (0.14%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.095%) Documentum
9 2 (0.095%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.095%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.048%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.048%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.048%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.048%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
2 60 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Booktype
Business Applications
1 18 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 11 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 10 (0.48%) SAP AFS
5 10 (0.48%) SAP Retail
6 9 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
7 8 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.38%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.24%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.19%) Endur
10 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
11 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.14%) Summit
11 3 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 180 (8.56%) Azure
2 92 (4.37%) Microsoft 365
3 72 (3.42%) SaaS
4 57 (2.71%) AWS
5 29 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
6 28 (1.33%) Power Platform
7 16 (0.76%) GCP
8 9 (0.43%) Smartsheet
9 8 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.33%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.33%) PaaS
11 6 (0.29%) Boomi
11 6 (0.29%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.24%) Asana
12 5 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.24%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.19%) IaaS
13 4 (0.19%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.05%) 5G
2 20 (0.95%) MVNO
2 20 (0.95%) WAN
3 18 (0.86%) 2G
3 18 (0.86%) GSM
3 18 (0.86%) MPLS
3 18 (0.86%) Packet Switching
4 15 (0.71%) Internet
5 14 (0.67%) Broadband
5 14 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (0.57%) Firewall
7 11 (0.52%) IP Telephony
8 9 (0.43%) LAN
8 9 (0.43%) SD-WAN
9 7 (0.33%) Skype
9 7 (0.33%) VoIP
10 6 (0.29%) Intranet
11 5 (0.24%) Network Security
12 4 (0.19%) 4G
12 4 (0.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.24%) Power BI
2 22 (1.05%) Data Lake
3 21 (1.00%) Big Data
4 19 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 13 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.29%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server
11 3 (0.14%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.14%) Tableau
12 2 (0.095%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.095%) Metadata
13 1 (0.048%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.048%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.048%) Data Vault
13 1 (0.048%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 91 (4.33%) JIRA
2 7 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.19%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.095%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.095%) GitLab
5 1 (0.048%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.048%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.048%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.048%) Gradle
5 1 (0.048%) JUnit
5 1 (0.048%) Maven
5 1 (0.048%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.048%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.048%) Spock
5 1 (0.048%) Subversion
5 1 (0.048%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 792 (37.66%) Finance
2 544 (25.87%) Social Skills
3 215 (10.22%) Banking
4 142 (6.75%) Retail
5 123 (5.85%) Presentation Skills
6 93 (4.42%) Public Sector
7 92 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
8 90 (4.28%) Legal
9 81 (3.85%) Marketing
10 68 (3.23%) Investment Banking
11 66 (3.14%) Telecoms
12 58 (2.76%) Influencing Skills
13 47 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
14 39 (1.85%) Front Office
15 38 (1.81%) Manufacturing
16 35 (1.66%) Law
17 26 (1.24%) Local Government
18 17 (0.81%) German Language
19 16 (0.76%) Billing
19 16 (0.76%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
2 19 (0.90%) .NET
3 13 (0.62%) Middleware
3 13 (0.62%) XML
4 12 (0.57%) FpML
5 7 (0.33%) Velocity
6 6 (0.29%) Keras
6 6 (0.29%) Pandas
6 6 (0.29%) React
6 6 (0.29%) TensorFlow
7 5 (0.24%) Node.js
7 5 (0.24%) SailPoint
8 4 (0.19%) HTML
9 3 (0.14%) CSS
10 2 (0.095%) EDI
10 2 (0.095%) GraphQL
10 2 (0.095%) J2EE
10 2 (0.095%) React Native
10 2 (0.095%) Web Services
11 1 (0.048%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 89 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 57 (2.71%) PMI
3 55 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.14%) NHS
5 44 (2.09%) Virtual Team
6 36 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (1.33%) Fixed Income
8 27 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
8 27 (1.28%) User Experience
9 26 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
10 25 (1.19%) Derivative
11 22 (1.05%) Renewable Energy
12 19 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (0.86%) FMCG
14 17 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
15 13 (0.62%) Reinsurance
16 12 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
16 12 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
17 11 (0.52%) Market Risk
17 11 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 68 (3.23%) Windows
2 30 (1.43%) Windows 10
3 11 (0.52%) Windows 7
4 10 (0.48%) Linux
5 6 (0.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.19%) Unix
7 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.095%) Android
8 2 (0.095%) CentOS
8 2 (0.095%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.048%) tvOS
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 946 (44.98%) Project Management
2 752 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
3 566 (26.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 382 (18.16%) Project Delivery
5 316 (15.03%) PRINCE2
6 275 (13.08%) Migration
7 230 (10.94%) Change Management
8 201 (9.56%) Scrum
9 173 (8.23%) Waterfall
10 149 (7.09%) Risk Management
11 138 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
12 134 (6.37%) Business Case
13 123 (5.85%) Programme Management
14 122 (5.80%) ERP
15 97 (4.61%) Project Planning
16 89 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
17 81 (3.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 81 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 80 (3.80%) Analytics
18 80 (3.80%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 38 (1.81%) C
2 31 (1.47%) SQL
3 9 (0.43%) Java
3 9 (0.43%) Python
4 5 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.19%) Scala
6 3 (0.14%) C#
7 2 (0.095%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.048%) PHP
8 1 (0.048%) Ruby
8 1 (0.048%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (5.42%) PMI Certification
2 110 (5.23%) PMP
3 109 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 74 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 69 (3.28%) Degree
6 47 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 45 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.57%) CISM
9 12 (0.57%) CISSP
10 9 (0.43%) CRISC
10 9 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.38%) MBA
12 6 (0.29%) APMP
12 6 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 5 (0.24%) CISA
13 5 (0.24%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 4 (0.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.71%) PMO
2 36 (1.71%) QA
3 24 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.14%) PMBOK
4 20 (0.95%) GDPR
5 17 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
7 12 (0.57%) Accessibility
8 11 (0.52%) IFRS
9 10 (0.48%) MiFID
10 6 (0.29%) ISO 20022
10 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.24%) GAAP
11 5 (0.24%) GRC
11 5 (0.24%) NIST
11 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.19%) COBIT
12 4 (0.19%) EMIR
12 4 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
3 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.29%) Docker
5 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.048%) IAG
6 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.14%) Ansible
4 3 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (0.14%) SCCM
4 3 (0.14%) Terraform
4 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.095%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.095%) vRealize
5 2 (0.095%) VxRail
6 1 (0.048%) CASB
6 1 (0.048%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.048%) Control-M
6 1 (0.048%) Grafana
6 1 (0.048%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.048%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.048%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 141 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 102 (4.85%) SAP
3 99 (4.71%) Oracle
4 45 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (1.43%) VMware
6 22 (1.05%) ServiceNow
7 20 (0.95%) Cisco
8 18 (0.86%) Citrix
9 15 (0.71%) Google
10 14 (0.67%) MuleSoft
11 10 (0.48%) Cerner
12 9 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
12 9 (0.43%) Dell
12 9 (0.43%) Infoflex
12 9 (0.43%) Xerox
13 8 (0.38%) Murex
13 8 (0.38%) Ping Identity
13 8 (0.38%) Workday
14 7 (0.33%) Cadence
14 7 (0.33%) UiPath