The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 23 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 1390 1460 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.79% 6.83% 8.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.16% 7.17% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1067 1499
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £414
% change year-on-year - +2.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Median hourly rate £23.75 £38.00 £42.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -10.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.81 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.77 £69.80 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 186 £500 -4.76% 34
Croydon -1 10 £450 +30.43%
Westminster +10 7 £463 -22.91%
Docklands, London +7 6 £631 -
Canary Wharf -5 6 £475 +3.54%
Brentford -3 5 £425 -10.52%
Kingston Upon Thames -4 5 £450 -
West End of London +6 4 £375 -21.05% 2
Ealing 0 4 £475 +18.75%
Hammersmith -5 3 £500 -
Paddington - 3 £425 -
Harrow +8 2 - -
Uxbridge -10 2 £483 -12.27%
Bromley -11 2 £588 +9.30%
Greenwich - 2 - -
Hillingdon - 2 £425 -
Heathrow - 2 £350 -
Moorgate - 2 - -
Surbiton - 2 £448 -
Twickenham +3 1 - -
Feltham +3 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £475 -
Hayes - 1 £500 -
Isleworth - 1 £325 -
Lewisham - 1 £250 -
Chiswick - 1 £500 -
Barking - 1 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Project Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 1314 (47.35%) Project Management
2 903 (32.54%) Finance
3 696 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
4 659 (23.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 629 (22.67%) PRINCE2
6 434 (15.64%) Banking
7 270 (9.73%) Migration
8 243 (8.76%) Retail
9 240 (8.65%) Change Management
10 196 (7.06%) Scrum
11 191 (6.88%) PMI Certification
12 187 (6.74%) Investment Banking
13 183 (6.59%) Microsoft
14 170 (6.13%) PMP
15 168 (6.05%) Waterfall
16 153 (5.51%) CRM
17 148 (5.33%) Security Cleared
18 147 (5.30%) Microsoft Project
19 143 (5.15%) Risk Management
20 137 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
21 133 (4.79%) SAP
22 132 (4.76%) ITIL
23 128 (4.61%) Legal
24 125 (4.50%) Business Analysis
25 124 (4.47%) SDLC
26 117 (4.22%) Asset Management
27 116 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
28 113 (4.07%) Marketing
28 113 (4.07%) MiFID
29 111 (4.00%) 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 78 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.44%) CMS
3 31 (1.12%) Confluence
4 27 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.36%) Drupal
6 9 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.18%) SAS
10 4 (0.14%) Documentum
10 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.14%) JBoss
11 3 (0.11%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.11%) IIS
11 3 (0.11%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 147 (5.30%) Microsoft Project
2 73 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
4 53 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.072%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 50 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.47%) Actimize
4 10 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.36%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
7 6 (0.22%) iTrent
7 6 (0.22%) Primavera
7 6 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
8 5 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
8 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.18%) Temenos T24
9 4 (0.14%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 86 (3.10%) Office 365
2 53 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (0.86%) SaaS
5 22 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (0.50%) IaaS
6 14 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.43%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.25%) Yammer
9 4 (0.14%) PaaS
9 4 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.14%) Trello
9 4 (0.14%) Veeva
10 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.11%) GitHub
10 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.072%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.072%) Asana
11 2 (0.072%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.95%) WAN
2 43 (1.55%) LAN
3 37 (1.33%) Intranet
4 30 (1.08%) Internet
4 30 (1.08%) Skype
5 18 (0.65%) VoIP
6 16 (0.58%) Firewall
7 13 (0.47%) 4G
7 13 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.40%) Network Security
9 9 (0.32%) Unified Communications
10 8 (0.29%) MPLS
10 8 (0.29%) SAN
11 7 (0.25%) VPN
12 6 (0.22%) 3G
12 6 (0.22%) Extranet
12 6 (0.22%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.18%) DNS
13 5 (0.18%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (1.15%) Big Data
3 24 (0.86%) SQL Server
4 12 (0.43%) SAP HANA
4 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.29%) SAP BW
8 7 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.18%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.14%) GIS
10 4 (0.14%) Power BI
10 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.11%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.072%) Spatial Data
12 2 (0.072%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 76 (2.74%) JIRA
2 4 (0.14%) Hudson
2 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.072%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.072%) Subversion
4 1 (0.036%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.036%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.036%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.036%) Visual Studio
General
1 903 (32.54%) Finance
2 434 (15.64%) Banking
3 243 (8.76%) Retail
4 187 (6.74%) Investment Banking
5 128 (4.61%) Legal
6 113 (4.07%) Marketing
7 109 (3.93%) Front Office
8 75 (2.70%) Telecoms
9 73 (2.63%) Law
10 45 (1.62%) Advertising
11 42 (1.51%) Back Office
12 32 (1.15%) Financial Institution
13 30 (1.08%) Retail Banking
14 29 (1.05%) Publishing
15 25 (0.90%) Manufacturing
16 22 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.58%) French Language
18 15 (0.54%) Billing
19 14 (0.50%) Private Banking
20 13 (0.47%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (0.61%) .NET
2 15 (0.54%) Web Services
3 10 (0.36%) XML
4 9 (0.32%) Middleware
5 7 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (0.22%) HTML
6 6 (0.22%) Velocity
7 4 (0.14%) JSON
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.14%) REST
7 4 (0.14%) SOAP
8 3 (0.11%) EDI
8 3 (0.11%) FpML
8 3 (0.11%) J2EE
8 3 (0.11%) Laravel
8 3 (0.11%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.072%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.072%) CSS
9 2 (0.072%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.072%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 137 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (3.86%) Data Centre
3 97 (3.50%) PMI
4 69 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 48 (1.73%) Derivative
6 45 (1.62%) User Experience
7 43 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.51%) Fintech
9 41 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 38 (1.37%) Fixed Income
11 35 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
12 34 (1.23%) FMCG
13 30 (1.08%) Equities
14 28 (1.01%) NHS
15 25 (0.90%) Mobile App
16 24 (0.86%) Reference Data
17 19 (0.68%) Computer Science
17 19 (0.68%) EPoS
18 16 (0.58%) Credit Risk
19 11 (0.40%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 104 (3.75%) Windows
2 45 (1.62%) Windows 10
3 18 (0.65%) Windows Server
4 14 (0.50%) Linux
4 14 (0.50%) Unix
5 10 (0.36%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.32%) Android
7 8 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.072%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.072%) Solaris
11 1 (0.036%) AIX
11 1 (0.036%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.036%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.036%) VMS
11 1 (0.036%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1314 (47.35%) Project Management
2 696 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
3 659 (23.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 629 (22.67%) PRINCE2
5 270 (9.73%) Migration
6 240 (8.65%) Change Management
7 196 (7.06%) Scrum
8 168 (6.05%) Waterfall
9 153 (5.51%) CRM
10 143 (5.15%) Risk Management
11 132 (4.76%) ITIL
12 125 (4.50%) Business Analysis
13 124 (4.47%) SDLC
14 117 (4.22%) Asset Management
15 111 (4.00%) Programme Management
16 109 (3.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 104 (3.75%) E-Commerce
18 99 (3.57%) ERP
19 95 (3.42%) Investment Management
20 85 (3.06%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (1.87%) SQL
2 42 (1.51%) C
3 36 (1.30%) Java
4 9 (0.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.29%) PHP
5 8 (0.29%) Python
6 6 (0.22%) VBA
7 5 (0.18%) C#
7 5 (0.18%) C++
7 5 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.14%) Ruby
9 2 (0.072%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.072%) Perl
9 2 (0.072%) R
9 2 (0.072%) Tcl
9 2 (0.072%) VBScript
10 1 (0.036%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.036%) Pascal
10 1 (0.036%) Scala
Qualifications
1 191 (6.88%) PMI Certification
2 170 (6.13%) PMP
3 148 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 116 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 106 (3.82%) Degree
6 102 (3.68%) SC Cleared
7 92 (3.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 35 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
10 23 (0.83%) ISEB
11 16 (0.58%) APMP
12 15 (0.54%) CISSP
13 10 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.25%) CISM
15 7 (0.25%) MAPM
16 6 (0.22%) CCNP
16 6 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.07%) MiFID
2 93 (3.35%) PMO
3 62 (2.23%) QA
4 50 (1.80%) GDPR
5 29 (1.05%) EMIR
6 24 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
7 20 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.58%) Solvency II
9 14 (0.50%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.40%) GxP
11 11 (0.40%) ISO 9000
12 10 (0.36%) SEPA
13 9 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (0.29%) FATCA
15 7 (0.25%) SLA
16 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
16 6 (0.22%) PMBOK
17 4 (0.14%) GAAP
17 4 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 29 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.072%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.036%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.036%) Docker
7 1 (0.036%) HDFS
7 1 (0.036%) IAG
7 1 (0.036%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (0.76%) SCCM
2 4 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.11%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.11%) QRadar
4 2 (0.072%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.072%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.072%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.072%) Puppet
5 1 (0.036%) Ansible
5 1 (0.036%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.036%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.036%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.036%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.036%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.036%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.036%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.036%) SCOM
Vendors
1 183 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 133 (4.79%) SAP
3 90 (3.24%) Oracle
4 58 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (1.51%) Cisco
6 34 (1.23%) VMware
7 31 (1.12%) iManage
8 19 (0.68%) Citrix
9 14 (0.50%) Avaya
9 14 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 13 (0.47%) Charles River
10 13 (0.47%) Workday
11 12 (0.43%) IBM
12 11 (0.40%) CheckPoint
13 10 (0.36%) Adobe
13 10 (0.36%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.36%) Concur
13 10 (0.36%) ServiceNow
13 10 (0.36%) Siebel
14 9 (0.32%) Tableau
London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £530 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £445 - £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £435 per day (negotiable dependent on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Movement8
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £570 per day
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Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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