Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 24 20
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,841 2,894 3,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.11% 6.85% 7.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.45% 7.21% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,083 2,132 2,493
London median daily rate £500 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +3.68%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £343
90th Percentile £675 £675 £668
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 15
London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.03 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +1.45% -2.67%
10th Percentile £15.40 £19.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £38.20 £57.50 £86.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% -10.96%

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 44,057 40,145 43,338
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.09% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,919 28,557 31,191
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 520 500
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.12 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +11.04% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.53
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -13 524 £500 - 55
West London -19 135 £475 +5.56% 26
South London -22 86 £550 +14.58% 3
East London -16 51 £488 +2.63% 11
North London +13 22 £450 +3.45% 3
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,328 (46.74%) Project Management
2 923 (32.49%) Finance
3 791 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
4 740 (26.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 576 (20.27%) PRINCE2
6 310 (10.91%) Migration
7 294 (10.35%) Banking
8 229 (8.06%) Scrum
9 223 (7.85%) Change Management
10 219 (7.71%) Retail
11 212 (7.46%) Microsoft
12 203 (7.15%) Waterfall
13 191 (6.72%) PMP
14 172 (6.05%) Microsoft Project
15 171 (6.02%) GDPR
16 158 (5.56%) PMI Certification
17 156 (5.49%) Project Planning
18 147 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
19 139 (4.89%) Risk Management
20 136 (4.79%) Security Cleared
21 129 (4.54%) SDLC
22 126 (4.44%) Data Centre
23 123 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
23 123 (4.33%) Asset Management
24 118 (4.15%) PMO
25 115 (4.05%) CRM
26 114 (4.01%) E-Commerce
27 112 (3.94%) Marketing
27 112 (3.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
28 110 (3.87%) Programme Management

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 67 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.30%) CMS
3 35 (1.23%) Confluence
4 23 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 15 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.18%) SAS
11 4 (0.14%) Drupal
11 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.14%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.14%) WordPress
12 3 (0.11%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.11%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.070%) Apache
13 2 (0.070%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.070%) TPMS
Applications
1 172 (6.05%) Microsoft Project
2 110 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.070%) InDesign
9 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.035%) InVision
9 1 (0.035%) Maya
9 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
5 10 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
6 8 (0.28%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.25%) Bloomberg AIM
8 6 (0.21%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
10 4 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.84%) Office 365
2 103 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.44%) SaaS
5 23 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (0.74%) IaaS
7 15 (0.53%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.49%) PaaS
8 14 (0.49%) Trello
9 13 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.25%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.18%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.18%) Yammer
13 3 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.11%) G Suite
13 3 (0.11%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.070%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.97%) WAN
2 42 (1.48%) LAN
3 36 (1.27%) Skype
4 32 (1.13%) SMS
5 31 (1.09%) Firewall
6 30 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 16 (0.56%) Intranet
9 14 (0.49%) Network Security
10 13 (0.46%) DNS
11 12 (0.42%) Internet
12 11 (0.39%) SAN
12 11 (0.39%) VoIP
13 9 (0.32%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.32%) MPLS
13 9 (0.32%) VPN
14 8 (0.28%) ATM
15 6 (0.21%) Broadband
16 5 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
17 4 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (1.13%) Big Data
3 20 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 17 (0.60%) Blockchain
5 15 (0.53%) SQL Server
6 13 (0.46%) Adabas
7 10 (0.35%) Data Lake
8 9 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.28%) Power BI
10 7 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
10 7 (0.25%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.21%) MS Access
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.18%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.14%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.14%) DataStage
13 4 (0.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.14%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 107 (3.77%) JIRA
2 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.070%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.035%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.035%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.035%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.035%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.035%) Maven
5 1 (0.035%) ProC
5 1 (0.035%) Selenium
5 1 (0.035%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.035%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 923 (32.49%) Finance
2 294 (10.35%) Banking
3 219 (7.71%) Retail
4 112 (3.94%) Marketing
5 94 (3.31%) Legal
6 92 (3.24%) Investment Banking
7 82 (2.89%) Front Office
8 69 (2.43%) Telecoms
9 63 (2.22%) Law
10 56 (1.97%) Advertising
11 35 (1.23%) Retail Banking
12 29 (1.02%) Back Office
13 27 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.81%) Billing
15 22 (0.77%) Local Government
15 22 (0.77%) Publishing
16 20 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.67%) French Language
18 17 (0.60%) German Language
19 15 (0.53%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (0.99%) Web Services
2 24 (0.84%) HTML
3 20 (0.70%) CSS
4 11 (0.39%) .NET
5 10 (0.35%) Velocity
6 8 (0.28%) Middleware
7 7 (0.25%) XML
8 6 (0.21%) EDI
8 6 (0.21%) jQuery
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.14%) REST
10 4 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.11%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.11%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.11%) HTML5
11 3 (0.11%) Mason
11 3 (0.11%) SailPoint
12 2 (0.070%) CSS3
12 2 (0.070%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 126 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 123 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (1.97%) PMI
4 53 (1.87%) User Experience
5 47 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 33 (1.16%) FMCG
9 29 (1.02%) Reinsurance
10 28 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 28 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 28 (0.99%) NHS
11 22 (0.77%) Derivative
11 22 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (0.74%) Fintech
13 20 (0.70%) Fixed Income
14 16 (0.56%) Equities
14 16 (0.56%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 110 (3.87%) Windows
2 63 (2.22%) Windows 10
3 24 (0.84%) Linux
4 14 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.32%) Android
6 9 (0.32%) Unix
7 8 (0.28%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.070%) VMS
10 1 (0.035%) CentOS
10 1 (0.035%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.035%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.035%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.035%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,328 (46.74%) Project Management
2 791 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
3 740 (26.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 576 (20.27%) PRINCE2
5 310 (10.91%) Migration
6 229 (8.06%) Scrum
7 223 (7.85%) Change Management
8 203 (7.15%) Waterfall
9 156 (5.49%) Project Planning
10 147 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
11 139 (4.89%) Risk Management
12 129 (4.54%) SDLC
13 123 (4.33%) Asset Management
14 115 (4.05%) CRM
15 114 (4.01%) E-Commerce
16 112 (3.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 110 (3.87%) ITIL
17 110 (3.87%) Programme Management
18 96 (3.38%) ERP
19 93 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 50 (1.76%) SQL
2 25 (0.88%) C
3 20 (0.70%) Java
4 13 (0.46%) Natural
5 11 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.14%) Ruby
7 3 (0.11%) C#
8 2 (0.070%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.070%) C++
8 2 (0.070%) PHP
8 2 (0.070%) Python
9 1 (0.035%) R
9 1 (0.035%) VBA
Qualifications
1 191 (6.72%) PMP
2 158 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 136 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 105 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 97 (3.41%) Degree
5 97 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 71 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 37 (1.30%) APMP
8 18 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.56%) CISSP
10 16 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (0.49%) ISEB
12 13 (0.46%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.42%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.25%) CISA
14 7 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.25%) CISM
14 7 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (6.02%) GDPR
2 118 (4.15%) PMO
3 73 (2.57%) QA
4 28 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.88%) MiFID
6 20 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.35%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.28%) AIFMD
8 8 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.25%) COBIT
9 7 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 7 (0.25%) EMIR
9 7 (0.25%) PMBOK
10 5 (0.18%) SEPA
11 4 (0.14%) Basel II
11 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.14%) PSD2
11 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.21%) Docker
4 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.14%) XenApp
5 3 (0.11%) HDFS
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.035%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.035%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.035%) RHEV
7 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.035%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.035%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (0.70%) SCCM
2 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.18%) CASB
3 5 (0.18%) Terraform
4 4 (0.14%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.14%) Ansible
4 4 (0.14%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.11%) Oozie
6 2 (0.070%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.035%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.035%) Grafana
7 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.035%) MOM
7 1 (0.035%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.035%) Puppet
7 1 (0.035%) QRadar
7 1 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.035%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 212 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 99 (3.48%) SAP
3 85 (2.99%) Oracle
4 54 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (1.62%) Citrix
6 44 (1.55%) Cisco
7 30 (1.06%) IBM
8 29 (1.02%) VMware
9 28 (0.99%) ServiceNow
10 24 (0.84%) Adobe
10 24 (0.84%) Workday
11 22 (0.77%) hybris
12 18 (0.63%) Google
13 15 (0.53%) Capita
13 15 (0.53%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.46%) JD Edwards
14 13 (0.46%) Software AG
14 13 (0.46%) Splunk
15 11 (0.39%) Tableau
15 11 (0.39%) Yardi