The median contractor rate for a IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

IT Project Manager
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 261 271
Rank change year-on-year -50 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 322 533 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.95% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.00% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 368 297
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £600 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £403
% change year-on-year +1.81% +2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £49.00 £21.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.58% -29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £19.85 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.65 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £20.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year +123.31% -32.08%  

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 43831 53159 52965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.10% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28449 34627 32119
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1436 1538 2125
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -65 285 £475 +8.57% 62
London -19 142 £550 +10.00% 10
South East -16 47 £415 -5.68% 9
Scotland +34 30 £425 +12.95% 2
City of London -21 28 £575 +4.54% 5
East of England -30 28 £418 -1.76% 10
Edinburgh +10 19 £425 +2.71% 1
North West +17 15 £438 +2.94% 8
West Midlands +14 15 £425 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +8 12 £430 +2.38% 6
Manchester +9 11 £450 - 5
South West -22 10 £374 -0.40% 6
West Sussex +9 9 £390 -9.30%
Berkshire +6 9 £506 +8.00% 1
Hertfordshire -3 9 £330 -17.50% 3
Hampshire +12 8 £315 -31.52% 2
Glasgow +6 8 £413 +13.79%
Cambridgeshire -4 8 £400 -8.62% 2
Surrey +3 7 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire +11 6 £430 +3.92% 5
East Midlands -12 6 £431 +7.81% 3
Bedfordshire +1 5 £450 -2.70% 2
Wales +10 4 £363 +0.13%
Leeds +8 4 £388 -6.34% 1
Birmingham +3 4 £425 +6.25% 6
Gatwick 0 4 - -
Devon -11 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Milton Keynes -14 4 £410 +2.43% 1
Buckinghamshire -22 4 £410 +2.43% 2
Cheshire +26 3 £415 -2.35% 2

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT 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 IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 343 (54.10%) Project Management
2 216 (34.07%) Finance
3 199 (31.39%) PRINCE2
4 188 (29.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 140 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (15.30%) Banking
7 69 (10.88%) Migration
8 62 (9.78%) Retail
9 54 (8.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 50 (7.89%) ITIL
11 45 (7.10%) Microsoft Project
11 45 (7.10%) Microsoft
12 44 (6.94%) SDLC
13 43 (6.78%) Change Management
13 43 (6.78%) PMI Certification
14 38 (5.99%) Project Planning
14 38 (5.99%) PMP
15 36 (5.68%) Business Analysis
15 36 (5.68%) Matrix Organization
16 34 (5.36%) Investment Banking
17 33 (5.21%) Supplier Management
17 33 (5.21%) QA
18 32 (5.05%) Risk Management
18 32 (5.05%) Data Centre
19 31 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 31 (4.89%) Waterfall
20 30 (4.73%) Front Office
21 29 (4.57%) Security Cleared
22 28 (4.42%) Project Governance
22 28 (4.42%) PMO

IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.63%) MS Project Server
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.47%) Confluence
3 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.32%) CMS
4 2 (0.32%) Documentum
4 2 (0.32%) Moodle
4 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.16%) Blackboard Learn
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.16%) FileNet
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (7.10%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.47%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.32%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.32%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.10%) Office 365
2 16 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.95%) SaaS
5 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) GitHub
7 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.16%) Taleo
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.89%) Firewall
1 12 (1.89%) WAN
2 11 (1.74%) LAN
2 11 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.63%) VPN
4 3 (0.47%) Intranet
4 3 (0.47%) VoIP
5 2 (0.32%) 4G
5 2 (0.32%) Internet
5 2 (0.32%) Network Security
5 2 (0.32%) SAN
5 2 (0.32%) Skype
6 1 (0.16%) PSTN
6 1 (0.16%) Softphone
6 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.63%) Big Data
2 4 (0.63%) GIS
2 4 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.32%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.16%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.16%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.16%) GoCD
2 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 216 (34.07%) Finance
2 97 (15.30%) Banking
3 62 (9.78%) Retail
4 34 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.73%) Front Office
6 20 (3.15%) Legal
6 20 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.84%) Retail Banking
8 16 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (2.21%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.89%) Marketing
11 9 (1.42%) Law
12 8 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.95%) Back Office
13 6 (0.95%) Billing
14 4 (0.63%) French Language
14 4 (0.63%) Local Government
15 3 (0.47%) Advertising
15 3 (0.47%) Automotive
15 3 (0.47%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.63%) Middleware
2 3 (0.47%) .NET
3 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.16%) FpML
3 1 (0.16%) REST
3 1 (0.16%) SOAP
3 1 (0.16%) Web Services
3 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.05%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.68%) PMI
4 16 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.42%) Derivative
7 8 (1.26%) NHS
8 7 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.95%) FMCG
10 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.47%) BYOD
12 3 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.47%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.47%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (2.68%) Windows
2 6 (0.95%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.32%) Android
6 2 (0.32%) VMS
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.16%) Linux
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (54.10%) Project Management
2 199 (31.39%) PRINCE2
3 188 (29.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (10.88%) Migration
6 50 (7.89%) ITIL
7 44 (6.94%) SDLC
8 43 (6.78%) Change Management
9 38 (5.99%) Project Planning
10 36 (5.68%) Business Analysis
10 36 (5.68%) Matrix Organization
11 33 (5.21%) Supplier Management
12 32 (5.05%) Risk Management
13 31 (4.89%) Waterfall
14 28 (4.42%) Project Governance
15 27 (4.26%) Programme Management
16 23 (3.63%) E-Commerce
17 22 (3.47%) CRM
18 21 (3.31%) Change Control
18 21 (3.31%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.05%) SQL
2 9 (1.42%) C
3 5 (0.79%) Java
4 1 (0.16%) C#
4 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (8.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 43 (6.78%) PMI Certification
3 38 (5.99%) PMP
4 31 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 29 (4.57%) Security Cleared
6 22 (3.47%) Degree
6 22 (3.47%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.84%) APMP
8 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.63%) CISM
9 4 (0.63%) CISSP
9 4 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.32%) CAPM
11 2 (0.32%) CISA
11 2 (0.32%) HNC
11 2 (0.32%) ISEB
11 2 (0.32%) PgMP
12 1 (0.16%) MCSE
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.21%) QA
2 28 (4.42%) PMO
3 12 (1.89%) MiFID
4 10 (1.58%) GxP
5 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.79%) SEPA
7 4 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.63%) EMIR
8 3 (0.47%) GDPR
8 3 (0.47%) IFRS
8 3 (0.47%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.32%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.32%) GCP
9 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.32%) SLA
9 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.63%) SCCM
2 2 (0.32%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.15%) Oracle
3 17 (2.68%) SAP
4 8 (1.26%) Actimize
4 8 (1.26%) Cisco
4 8 (1.26%) VMware
5 5 (0.79%) BT
5 5 (0.79%) Computacenter
5 5 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (0.63%) Citrix
7 3 (0.47%) Demandware
7 3 (0.47%) hybris
7 3 (0.47%) Pega
7 3 (0.47%) Pegasus
7 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.47%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.32%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.32%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.32%) Workday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Venn Group
Rate: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Rate: ££competitive +car +15% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago