Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

IT Project Manager
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 346 284
Rank change year-on-year +26 -62 +40
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 738 638 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.66% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.70% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 497 654
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £325
90th Percentile £603 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £415
% change year-on-year +2.41% - +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
UK median hourly rate £56.25 £30.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.43% -26.51% +0.91%
10th Percentile £34.25 £25.08 £21.29
90th Percentile £80.00 £42.49 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £31.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year +47.20% -24.70% +0.91%

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT 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 IT Project Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +10 682 £450 - 141
UK excluding London +41 435 £425 +2.41% 113
London +5 298 £508 +1.50% 39
South East +7 143 £450 +8.76% 27
North of England +51 85 £420 -1.18% 18
Midlands +9 79 £395 -4.53% 31
East of England -5 52 £425 -2.86% 14
Scotland +2 48 £419 -4.29% 7
Yorkshire +21 42 £420 +5.00% 6
West Midlands +9 42 £363 -10.49% 18
North West +14 36 £425 - 10
East Midlands +7 33 £413 -0.60% 13
South West +5 26 £400 - 12
North East +38 7 £350 -30.00% 2
Wales +10 3 £425 +3.03%

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 353 (47.83%) Project Management
2 244 (33.06%) Finance
3 240 (32.52%) PRINCE2
4 193 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 190 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (14.77%) Banking
7 83 (11.25%) PMI Certification
8 82 (11.11%) PMP
9 80 (10.84%) Retail
10 73 (9.89%) Migration
11 67 (9.08%) Change Management
12 62 (8.40%) SDLC
13 60 (8.13%) Microsoft Project
14 57 (7.72%) Microsoft
15 56 (7.59%) Project Planning
16 55 (7.45%) Waterfall
17 49 (6.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 49 (6.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 47 (6.37%) Degree
19 46 (6.23%) Risk Management
20 45 (6.10%) QA
21 40 (5.42%) Supplier Management
22 39 (5.28%) Scrum
23 38 (5.15%) Matrix Organization
23 38 (5.15%) PMO
24 37 (5.01%) CRM
25 36 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
25 36 (4.88%) PMI
25 36 (4.88%) Investment Banking
25 36 (4.88%) Resource Management

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 28 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.95%) Confluence
3 5 (0.68%) MS Project Server
3 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.41%) CMS
4 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.14%) Documentum
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 60 (8.13%) Microsoft Project
2 36 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.27%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Primavera
2 2 (0.27%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.14%) iTrent
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.25%) Office 365
2 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.54%) SaaS
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.44%) WAN
2 16 (2.17%) LAN
3 15 (2.03%) Firewall
4 14 (1.90%) SMS
5 8 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.95%) Internet
7 5 (0.68%) Network Security
7 5 (0.68%) Skype
7 5 (0.68%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.68%) VoIP
8 4 (0.54%) Intranet
8 4 (0.54%) MPLS
8 4 (0.54%) SAN
8 4 (0.54%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) NAS
10 1 (0.14%) ADSL
10 1 (0.14%) DHCP
10 1 (0.14%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.14%) Softphone
10 1 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.90%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.41%) Big Data
4 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.14%) Adabas
5 1 (0.14%) DataStage
5 1 (0.14%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.14%) MS Access
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
General
1 244 (33.06%) Finance
2 109 (14.77%) Banking
3 80 (10.84%) Retail
4 36 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.25%) Retail Banking
6 23 (3.12%) Telecoms
7 21 (2.85%) Legal
8 19 (2.57%) Manufacturing
9 15 (2.03%) Marketing
10 14 (1.90%) Front Office
11 11 (1.49%) Back Office
12 10 (1.36%) Law
13 9 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.22%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.54%) Advertising
14 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.54%) Publishing
15 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 3 (0.41%) French Language
15 3 (0.41%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.81%) Middleware
2 5 (0.68%) Web Services
3 4 (0.54%) .NET
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.27%) Velocity
5 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.88%) PMI
2 34 (4.61%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.71%) Virtual Team
5 16 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.03%) NHS
7 11 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.36%) Market Risk
9 9 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.22%) FMCG
10 8 (1.08%) Equities
11 6 (0.81%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (0.81%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.68%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.54%) Derivative
13 4 (0.54%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.54%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.47%) Windows
2 16 (2.17%) Windows 10
3 12 (1.63%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.81%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.68%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.27%) Android
7 2 (0.27%) Linux
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (47.83%) Project Management
2 240 (32.52%) PRINCE2
3 193 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 190 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (9.89%) Migration
6 67 (9.08%) Change Management
7 62 (8.40%) SDLC
8 56 (7.59%) Project Planning
9 55 (7.45%) Waterfall
10 46 (6.23%) Risk Management
11 40 (5.42%) Supplier Management
12 39 (5.28%) Scrum
13 38 (5.15%) Matrix Organization
14 37 (5.01%) CRM
15 36 (4.88%) Project Governance
15 36 (4.88%) Resource Management
16 32 (4.34%) E-Commerce
16 32 (4.34%) Programme Management
17 31 (4.20%) ITIL
18 27 (3.66%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (0.95%) C
2 5 (0.68%) SQL
3 4 (0.54%) Java
4 3 (0.41%) C#
4 3 (0.41%) VBA
5 2 (0.27%) C++
6 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.14%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.14%) Python
6 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (11.25%) PMI Certification
2 82 (11.11%) PMP
3 49 (6.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 49 (6.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 47 (6.37%) Degree
5 28 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.71%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.49%) APMP
8 7 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.81%) CISSP
10 5 (0.68%) CISM
10 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.54%) CCA
12 3 (0.41%) SANS
13 2 (0.27%) HNC
13 2 (0.27%) ISEB
14 1 (0.14%) CCNA
14 1 (0.14%) CCNP
14 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.10%) QA
2 38 (5.15%) PMO
3 36 (4.88%) GDPR
4 12 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.95%) MiFID
7 4 (0.54%) IFRS
7 4 (0.54%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.54%) PSD2
8 3 (0.41%) COBIT
8 3 (0.41%) GAMP
8 3 (0.41%) GxP
8 3 (0.41%) SLA
9 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.14%) EMIR
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.22%) SCCM
2 3 (0.41%) FlexNet
2 3 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.14%) MOM
4 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.44%) SAP
3 15 (2.03%) Oracle
4 10 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.08%) Cisco
5 8 (1.08%) IBM
5 8 (1.08%) VMware
6 7 (0.95%) Infor
7 6 (0.81%) HP
7 6 (0.81%) Splunk
8 5 (0.68%) Capita
8 5 (0.68%) Citrix
9 4 (0.54%) CyberArk
9 4 (0.54%) Siebel
9 4 (0.54%) Snow
10 3 (0.41%) Intapp
10 3 (0.41%) NetApp
10 3 (0.41%) Symantec
11 2 (0.27%) Forcepoint
11 2 (0.27%) Hyperion