Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

IT Project Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 350 284
Rank change year-on-year +32 -66 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 823 685 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.75% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 523 667
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £315
90th Percentile £595 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.79% +24.19%
10th Percentile £23.38 £24.64 £19.14
90th Percentile £51.25 £57.53 £61.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year -1.10% +27.27% +19.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,001 91,080 104,622
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,208 59,037 68,093
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,166 2,930 3,110
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 16 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 6 months to 22 July 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
England +22 740 £463 +2.78% 67
UK excluding London +42 529 £425 +1.80% 37
London -37 279 £500 -4.76% 30
South East +17 158 £475 +11.76% 14
North of England +13 99 £400 -5.88% 10
Midlands +36 90 £425 -2.58% 7
Scotland -15 64 £393 -7.10% 1
South West +36 63 £400 +1.85% 2
East of England -16 53 £450 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +2 48 £400 -5.88% 9
West Midlands -11 44 £413 -7.04% 3
North West -9 38 £400 -9.86% 1
East Midlands +20 32 £400 -4.48% 4
North East +7 13 £388 -1.90%
Wales -16 4 £425 +17.24%
Northern Ireland +17 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT 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 featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 422 (51.28%) Project Management
2 286 (34.75%) Finance
3 228 (27.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 226 (27.46%) PRINCE2
5 212 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (14.58%) Migration
7 79 (9.60%) Retail
8 78 (9.48%) Waterfall
9 76 (9.23%) Banking
10 72 (8.75%) Degree
11 70 (8.51%) PMI Certification
12 68 (8.26%) PMP
13 62 (7.53%) Project Planning
14 61 (7.41%) Microsoft
15 58 (7.05%) ITIL
15 58 (7.05%) Microsoft Project
16 56 (6.80%) Windows
16 56 (6.80%) PMO
17 53 (6.44%) SDLC
17 53 (6.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 52 (6.32%) Change Management
19 46 (5.59%) GDPR
19 46 (5.59%) Decision-Making
20 45 (5.47%) Scrum
21 42 (5.10%) Risk Management
22 41 (4.98%) Office 365
23 40 (4.86%) Programme Management
24 39 (4.74%) Supplier Management
25 38 (4.62%) Resource Management
26 37 (4.50%) Data Centre

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 27 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.09%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.61%) CMS
3 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (0.49%) Documentum
4 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.24%) Jadu
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.12%) Confluence
6 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.12%) SAS
6 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (7.05%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (0.73%) Magento
1 6 (0.73%) Primavera
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.24%) Maximo
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.12%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.98%) Office 365
2 35 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.97%) SaaS
5 5 (0.61%) IaaS
5 5 (0.61%) PaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.67%) WAN
2 16 (1.94%) LAN
3 12 (1.46%) Internet
4 11 (1.34%) SMS
5 10 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.09%) Skype
7 7 (0.85%) Firewall
8 6 (0.73%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.61%) HTTP
9 5 (0.61%) VoIP
10 4 (0.49%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.49%) VLAN
11 3 (0.36%) ADSL
11 3 (0.36%) Intranet
11 3 (0.36%) ISDN
11 3 (0.36%) MPLS
11 3 (0.36%) Network Security
11 3 (0.36%) SAN
11 3 (0.36%) VPN
11 3 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (0.85%) MS Access
3 4 (0.49%) Big Data
3 4 (0.49%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.36%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Kudu
5 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.24%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.24%) Impala
5 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) DTS
6 1 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.22%) JIRA
2 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 286 (34.75%) Finance
2 79 (9.60%) Retail
3 76 (9.23%) Banking
4 27 (3.28%) Legal
5 25 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.43%) Marketing
8 18 (2.19%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.58%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.34%) Front Office
11 11 (1.34%) Law
12 9 (1.09%) German Language
13 6 (0.73%) Back Office
14 5 (0.61%) Billing
14 5 (0.61%) Local Government
15 4 (0.49%) Advertising
15 4 (0.49%) French Language
16 3 (0.36%) Electronics
16 3 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.34%) Web Services
2 9 (1.09%) .NET
3 6 (0.73%) .NET Framework
3 6 (0.73%) Middleware
3 6 (0.73%) REST
4 5 (0.61%) XML
5 2 (0.24%) Velocity
6 1 (0.12%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.12%) Kafka
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.50%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (2.92%) PMI
4 20 (2.43%) NHS
5 18 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.34%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.97%) FMCG
10 8 (0.97%) Life Science
11 7 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.73%) Contactless
12 6 (0.73%) LIMS
13 5 (0.61%) Derivative
13 5 (0.61%) Equities
14 3 (0.36%) CCTV
14 3 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.80%) Windows
2 24 (2.92%) Windows 10
3 14 (1.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.73%) Unix
5 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.49%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.36%) Linux
8 2 (0.24%) VMS
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Android
9 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.12%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (51.28%) Project Management
2 228 (27.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 226 (27.46%) PRINCE2
4 212 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (14.58%) Migration
6 78 (9.48%) Waterfall
7 62 (7.53%) Project Planning
8 58 (7.05%) ITIL
9 53 (6.44%) SDLC
10 52 (6.32%) Change Management
11 46 (5.59%) Decision-Making
12 45 (5.47%) Scrum
13 42 (5.10%) Risk Management
14 40 (4.86%) Programme Management
15 39 (4.74%) Supplier Management
16 38 (4.62%) Resource Management
17 32 (3.89%) Matrix Organization
18 26 (3.16%) ERP
19 25 (3.04%) E-Commerce
20 24 (2.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.34%) Java
1 11 (1.34%) SQL
2 2 (0.24%) C
2 2 (0.24%) C#
3 1 (0.12%) VB
3 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (8.75%) Degree
2 70 (8.51%) PMI Certification
3 68 (8.26%) PMP
4 53 (6.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 36 (4.37%) Security Cleared
6 35 (4.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 29 (3.52%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.70%) APMP
9 7 (0.85%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.49%) CAPM
11 4 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.24%) CISSP
14 1 (0.12%) CCNA
14 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.12%) HNC
14 1 (0.12%) HND
14 1 (0.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.80%) PMO
2 46 (5.59%) GDPR
3 32 (3.89%) QA
4 7 (0.85%) GxP
5 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.49%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.12%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 24 (2.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.61%) XenApp
3 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.73%) SCCM
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) CASB
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.01%) SAP
3 20 (2.43%) Citrix
3 20 (2.43%) Oracle
4 13 (1.58%) Cisco
5 12 (1.46%) IBM
6 9 (1.09%) ServiceNow
7 6 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.73%) VMware
8 4 (0.49%) Capita
8 4 (0.49%) JD Edwards
8 4 (0.49%) Lotus
9 3 (0.36%) Adobe
9 3 (0.36%) CyberArk
9 3 (0.36%) Infor
9 3 (0.36%) Kronos
9 3 (0.36%) Remedy
9 3 (0.36%) SmartStream
9 3 (0.36%) Tableau
9 3 (0.36%) Yardi