Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 42 38
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 516 2,068 2,615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.85% 5.29% 5.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 5.63% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 1,559 1,893
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £340 £350 £358
90th Percentile £638 £650 £675
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +40.00%
10th Percentile £29.70 £30.69 £18.40
90th Percentile £43.93 £62.00 £50.26
England median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% +14.75%

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 12,335 36,759 43,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.92% 94.07% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,336 26,355 31,361
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 485 605
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% -8.40%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.95 £58.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +8.11% -1.07%

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020.

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 18 September 2020. 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 -19 74 £513 +1.23% 5
West London -7 27 £500 +14.29%
North London +15 10 £525 +7.69% 1
East London +33 6 £384 -19.21% 1
South London -6 2 £400 -15.79%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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.

1 220 (42.64%) Project Management
2 176 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (30.81%) Finance
4 128 (24.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 125 (24.22%) Project Delivery
6 110 (21.32%) PRINCE2
7 92 (17.83%) Change Management
8 68 (13.18%) Migration
9 59 (11.43%) Banking
9 59 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 50 (9.69%) Waterfall
11 47 (9.11%) Public Sector
12 45 (8.72%) SC Cleared
13 43 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 38 (7.36%) Business Case
15 35 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
16 33 (6.40%) Scrum
16 33 (6.40%) Azure
17 32 (6.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 32 (6.20%) Microsoft
18 31 (6.01%) Risk Management
19 30 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 30 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
19 30 (5.81%) Local Government
20 27 (5.23%) PMO
21 26 (5.04%) Programme Management
21 26 (5.04%) CRM
21 26 (5.04%) Change Control
22 25 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 23 (4.46%) ITIL

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 19 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.52%) CMS
2 13 (2.52%) Confluence
3 4 (0.78%) Alfresco
3 4 (0.78%) Documentum
4 3 (0.58%) Drupal
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.58%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Endur
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.40%) Azure
2 20 (3.88%) Office 365
3 15 (2.91%) AWS
4 9 (1.74%) GCP
4 9 (1.74%) SaaS
5 5 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (0.97%) Google Docs
5 5 (0.97%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.97%) Smartsheet
6 4 (0.78%) Slack
6 4 (0.78%) Veeva
7 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.39%) IaaS
8 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.39%) PaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.94%) Intranet
1 10 (1.94%) WAN
2 8 (1.55%) Firewall
3 5 (0.97%) Internet
3 5 (0.97%) LAN
3 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.78%) 2G
4 4 (0.78%) 5G
4 4 (0.78%) GSM
4 4 (0.78%) MVNO
4 4 (0.78%) Network Security
4 4 (0.78%) Packet Switching
5 3 (0.58%) DNS
5 3 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (0.58%) SSL
5 3 (0.58%) VoIP
6 2 (0.39%) ADSL
6 2 (0.39%) SMS
6 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.78%) Big Data
3 2 (0.39%) GIS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.39%) Power BI
3 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.39%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.19%) HBase
4 1 (0.19%) Impala
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.19%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 159 (30.81%) Finance
2 59 (11.43%) Banking
3 47 (9.11%) Public Sector
4 30 (5.81%) Local Government
5 18 (3.49%) Marketing
5 18 (3.49%) Retail
6 16 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (2.52%) Legal
9 11 (2.13%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.55%) Back Office
10 8 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.36%) Front Office
12 6 (1.16%) Publishing
13 5 (0.97%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.97%) Law
13 5 (0.97%) Polish Language
14 4 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.78%) Electronics
15 3 (0.58%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.55%) .NET
2 2 (0.39%) COM
3 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.19%) ADO
3 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.19%) CSS
3 1 (0.19%) EDI
3 1 (0.19%) HTML
3 1 (0.19%) Kafka
3 1 (0.19%) Laravel
3 1 (0.19%) LDAP
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.19%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.91%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.13%) NHS
6 10 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.55%) PMI
8 7 (1.36%) FMCG
8 7 (1.36%) User Experience
9 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.97%) Social Media
10 4 (0.78%) IVR
10 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.58%) Derivative
11 3 (0.58%) Life Science
12 2 (0.39%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.39%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.07%) Windows
2 7 (1.36%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.97%) Linux
3 5 (0.97%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.39%) Android
4 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
4 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (42.64%) Project Management
2 176 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (24.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 125 (24.22%) Project Delivery
5 110 (21.32%) PRINCE2
6 92 (17.83%) Change Management
7 68 (13.18%) Migration
8 50 (9.69%) Waterfall
9 43 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 38 (7.36%) Business Case
11 33 (6.40%) Scrum
12 32 (6.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 31 (6.01%) Risk Management
14 26 (5.04%) Change Control
14 26 (5.04%) CRM
14 26 (5.04%) Programme Management
15 23 (4.46%) Decision-Making
15 23 (4.46%) ITIL
15 23 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (4.26%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 9 (1.74%) C
2 4 (0.78%) SQL
3 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
4 2 (0.39%) C#
5 1 (0.19%) PHP
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 45 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 25 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 23 (4.46%) PMP
6 21 (4.07%) PMI Certification
7 19 (3.68%) Degree
8 17 (3.29%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.74%) APMP
10 7 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CISM
12 1 (0.19%) CISSP
12 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.19%) MBA
12 1 (0.19%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.23%) PMO
2 13 (2.52%) GDPR
3 7 (1.36%) QA
4 6 (1.16%) GxP
5 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.78%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.58%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) NIST
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) EMIR
8 1 (0.19%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
8 1 (0.19%) PSD2
8 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.78%) SCCM
3 2 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.19%) CASB
4 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (6.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.29%) SAP
3 12 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.13%) Cisco
5 10 (1.94%) Oracle
6 8 (1.55%) Workday
7 6 (1.16%) Google
7 6 (1.16%) Northgate
8 5 (0.97%) Avaya
8 5 (0.97%) Citrix
8 5 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.97%) VMware
9 4 (0.78%) Ariba
9 4 (0.78%) Cadence
9 4 (0.78%) F5
9 4 (0.78%) Genesys
10 3 (0.58%) Cerner
10 3 (0.58%) Splunk
11 2 (0.39%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.39%) Tableau