Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 2,884 2,738 3,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.20% 6.51% 8.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.55% 6.85% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,072 1,984 2,599
London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +4.44% +1.12% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 17
London median hourly rate £28.94 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.42% +13.89% +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.34 £28.40 £18.60
90th Percentile £49.49 £88.00 £67.00
England median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +10.77% -9.72% -4.00%

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 44,046 39,950 41,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.97% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,026 28,477 29,128
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £641 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 563 633
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +2 548 £510 - 70
West London -7 157 £500 +14.94% 27
East London -4 72 £613 +22.50% 13
South London -9 70 £489 +22.19% 10
North London +4 19 £434 +63.68% 7
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 1,357 (47.05%) Project Management
2 1,022 (35.44%) Finance
3 770 (26.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 766 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
5 652 (22.61%) PRINCE2
6 395 (13.70%) Banking
7 272 (9.43%) Migration
8 245 (8.50%) Change Management
9 235 (8.15%) GDPR
10 213 (7.39%) PMP
11 210 (7.28%) PMI Certification
12 206 (7.14%) Retail
13 191 (6.62%) Microsoft
14 188 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
15 184 (6.38%) Waterfall
16 181 (6.28%) Project Planning
17 176 (6.10%) Scrum
18 164 (5.69%) CRM
19 160 (5.55%) Programme Management
20 158 (5.48%) Risk Management
21 157 (5.44%) E-Commerce
22 156 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
23 153 (5.31%) Marketing
24 146 (5.06%) Security Cleared
25 138 (4.79%) SDLC
26 136 (4.72%) PMO
27 132 (4.58%) Investment Banking
27 132 (4.58%) Degree
28 129 (4.47%) Legal
29 127 (4.40%) Asset 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 85 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.05%) CMS
3 33 (1.14%) Confluence
4 28 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 17 (0.59%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.28%) Apache
8 8 (0.28%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.10%) Drupal
12 3 (0.10%) SAS
12 3 (0.10%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.10%) WordPress
13 2 (0.069%) Documentum
Applications
1 188 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
2 97 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 95 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 75 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.17%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.069%) HipChat
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.035%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.035%) Maya
Business Applications
1 56 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 14 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 13 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 13 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.38%) Summit
6 9 (0.31%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.24%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.21%) Bloomberg AIM
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.17%) Infor CRM
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.17%) Primavera
10 5 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.78%) Office 365
2 62 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (1.42%) SaaS
5 22 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.42%) IaaS
8 8 (0.28%) Veeva
9 6 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.21%) PaaS
10 4 (0.14%) Dialogflow
10 4 (0.14%) Trello
11 3 (0.10%) GitHub
11 3 (0.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.10%) Taleo
12 2 (0.069%) Asana
12 2 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.069%) Force.com
12 2 (0.069%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.84%) WAN
2 43 (1.49%) LAN
3 27 (0.94%) SMS
4 26 (0.90%) Skype
5 23 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (0.76%) Firewall
7 19 (0.66%) MPLS
8 18 (0.62%) Internet
9 17 (0.59%) Intranet
10 13 (0.45%) VoIP
11 10 (0.35%) Network Security
11 10 (0.35%) Wireless
12 9 (0.31%) ATM
12 9 (0.31%) VPN
13 8 (0.28%) IP Telephony
13 8 (0.28%) SAN
13 8 (0.28%) Structured Cabling
13 8 (0.28%) TCP/IP
13 8 (0.28%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.21%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
2 40 (1.39%) Big Data
2 40 (1.39%) Blockchain
3 32 (1.11%) SQL Server
4 14 (0.49%) Hadoop
5 13 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (0.45%) Power BI
6 11 (0.38%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.35%) SAP BW
8 9 (0.31%) Data Lake
8 9 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.31%) QlikView
9 8 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.24%) SAP HANA
11 6 (0.21%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.17%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 103 (3.57%) JIRA
2 6 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
3 4 (0.14%) VersionOne
4 3 (0.10%) Selenium
4 3 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.069%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.069%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.035%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.035%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.035%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.035%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.035%) git-flow
6 1 (0.035%) Maven
6 1 (0.035%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.035%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,022 (35.44%) Finance
2 395 (13.70%) Banking
3 206 (7.14%) Retail
4 153 (5.31%) Marketing
5 132 (4.58%) Investment Banking
6 129 (4.47%) Legal
7 98 (3.40%) Front Office
8 83 (2.88%) Law
9 62 (2.15%) Telecoms
10 57 (1.98%) Advertising
11 46 (1.60%) Back Office
12 36 (1.25%) Manufacturing
13 32 (1.11%) Retail Banking
14 28 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (0.80%) Local Government
16 20 (0.69%) Publishing
17 18 (0.62%) Games
18 17 (0.59%) Japanese Language
18 17 (0.59%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.25%) HTML
2 27 (0.94%) CSS
3 18 (0.62%) J2EE
3 18 (0.62%) XML
4 17 (0.59%) Web Services
5 13 (0.45%) .NET
6 12 (0.42%) Middleware
7 8 (0.28%) HTML5
8 7 (0.24%) Django
8 7 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (0.21%) MXNet
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.21%) REST
9 6 (0.21%) TensorFlow
9 6 (0.21%) Theano
10 5 (0.17%) Mason
11 4 (0.14%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.14%) Kafka
11 4 (0.14%) Natural Language Processing
11 4 (0.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 156 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (3.36%) PMI
3 96 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 69 (2.39%) Virtual Team
5 55 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 50 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 42 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 41 (1.42%) Derivative
8 41 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (1.39%) User Experience
10 39 (1.35%) FMCG
11 38 (1.32%) Equities
12 37 (1.28%) Computer Science
13 34 (1.18%) Fixed Income
14 33 (1.14%) Market Risk
15 31 (1.07%) NHS
16 28 (0.97%) Credit Risk
17 19 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (0.59%) Fintech
19 15 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 86 (2.98%) Windows
2 45 (1.56%) Windows 10
3 26 (0.90%) Linux
4 17 (0.59%) Android
4 17 (0.59%) Unix
5 15 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.31%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.069%) Solaris
9 1 (0.035%) AIX
9 1 (0.035%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.035%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.035%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.035%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,357 (47.05%) Project Management
2 770 (26.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 766 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 652 (22.61%) PRINCE2
5 272 (9.43%) Migration
6 245 (8.50%) Change Management
7 184 (6.38%) Waterfall
8 181 (6.28%) Project Planning
9 176 (6.10%) Scrum
10 164 (5.69%) CRM
11 160 (5.55%) Programme Management
12 158 (5.48%) Risk Management
13 157 (5.44%) E-Commerce
14 138 (4.79%) SDLC
15 127 (4.40%) Asset Management
16 124 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 121 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
18 119 (4.13%) ERP
19 116 (4.02%) Data Protection
19 116 (4.02%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 61 (2.12%) Java
2 47 (1.63%) SQL
3 29 (1.01%) C
3 29 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 27 (0.94%) C#
5 19 (0.66%) Python
6 11 (0.38%) PHP
7 6 (0.21%) VBA
8 4 (0.14%) ABAP
8 4 (0.14%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.14%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.14%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.10%) C++
9 3 (0.10%) Scala
10 2 (0.069%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.069%) R
10 2 (0.069%) RPG
10 2 (0.069%) Rust
10 2 (0.069%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.035%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 213 (7.39%) PMP
2 210 (7.28%) PMI Certification
3 146 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 132 (4.58%) Degree
5 107 (3.71%) SC Cleared
6 101 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 85 (2.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 32 (1.11%) APMP
9 19 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.66%) ISEB
10 18 (0.62%) CISSP
11 13 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.24%) CISM
16 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
16 5 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 4 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (8.15%) GDPR
2 136 (4.72%) PMO
3 79 (2.74%) QA
4 71 (2.46%) MiFID
5 37 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.59%) EMIR
6 17 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.52%) SLA
8 13 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.45%) IFRS
9 10 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.31%) AIFMD
11 8 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.28%) IFRS 9
11 8 (0.28%) PSD2
12 7 (0.24%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.17%) FATCA
14 4 (0.14%) COBIT
14 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
15 3 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 17 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.24%) XenApp
3 6 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.14%) Firmware
5 3 (0.10%) HDFS
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.069%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.069%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.035%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.035%) Docker
7 1 (0.035%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.035%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.035%) Samba
7 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.035%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (1.04%) SCCM
2 3 (0.10%) Ansible
2 3 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.10%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.069%) Nagios
3 2 (0.069%) Oozie
3 2 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.069%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.035%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.035%) Control-M
4 1 (0.035%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.035%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.035%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.035%) Puppet
4 1 (0.035%) SCOM
4 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 191 (6.62%) Microsoft
2 107 (3.71%) SAP
3 88 (3.05%) Oracle
4 82 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 51 (1.77%) Cisco
6 45 (1.56%) Citrix
7 41 (1.42%) IBM
8 31 (1.07%) Workday
9 29 (1.01%) hybris
10 19 (0.66%) Adobe
10 19 (0.66%) VMware
11 17 (0.59%) Murex
12 13 (0.45%) Google
13 12 (0.42%) Bloomberg
13 12 (0.42%) Demandware
13 12 (0.42%) Tableau
14 11 (0.38%) ATG
14 11 (0.38%) Capita
14 11 (0.38%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.38%) NetApp