The median contractor rate for a ICT Project Manager was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

ICT Project Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 626 616
Rank change year-on-year +29 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an ICT Project Manager 11 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.024% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.025% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 10
Median daily rate £400 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £370 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £275 £350
% change year-on-year +45.45% -21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 16
Median hourly rate £8.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.00 - £38.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

ICT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ICT Project Manager in the UK

ICT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ICT Project Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for ICT Project Manager in the UK

ICT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ICT Project Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ICT Project Manager in the UK

ICT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ICT Project Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ICT Project Manager in the UK

ICT Project Manager
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England +28 10 £375 +25.00%
Exeter - 3 £400 -
Devon - 3 £400 -
South West - 3 £400 -
North West +25 2 - -
West Midlands +14 2 £300 +9.09%
Staffordshire +5 2 £300 +9.09%
Norfolk - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Dereham - 2 - -
London +22 1 £250 -28.57%
Wales - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Barnet - 1 £250 -

ICT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, ICT 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 featuring ICT Project Manager in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) PRINCE2
2 12 (52.17%) Local Government
3 10 (43.48%) ITIL
4 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (30.43%) NHS
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 2 (8.70%) Line Management
8 2 (8.70%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
8 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) LAN
8 2 (8.70%) SLA
8 2 (8.70%) MS Project
9 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.35%) Change Management
9 1 (4.35%) ITSM
9 1 (4.35%) BPR
9 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (4.35%) Workflow
9 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 1 (4.35%) Northgate
9 1 (4.35%) Smartphone

ICT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
General
1 12 (52.17%) Local Government
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) PRINCE2
2 10 (43.48%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (8.70%) Line Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 1 (4.35%) BPR
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (4.35%) DevOps
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
7 1 (4.35%) Planning and Forecasting
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Service Design
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Northgate