Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 278 286
Rank change year-on-year -61 +8 -9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 685 960 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.92% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 667 631
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £313 £315 £313
90th Percentile £625 £619 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -1.47% +3.03% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £38.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +24.19% -11.43%
10th Percentile £24.64 £19.14 £28.65
90th Percentile £57.53 £61.65 £74.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £35.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +11.72% -8.57%

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 90939 104549 107173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58948 68044 66295
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3102 4149
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year -7.89% +12.21% +2.62%

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 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 6 months to 22 July 2017.

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 2017. 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 -53 622 £450 +2.86% 47
UK excluding London -27 392 £419 -1.47% 31
London -57 281 £525 +5.00% 18
South East -6 118 £425 -3.41% 5
East of England -10 74 £400 -5.88% 7
North of England +14 64 £425 +4.62% 6
Scotland +19 46 £423 +12.67% 2
Midlands -18 46 £436 +2.65% 7
South West -14 32 £393 +4.73% 4
North West +12 30 £444 +9.23% 5
West Midlands +5 30 £444 +4.41% 3
Yorkshire +4 27 £425 +3.03% 1
East Midlands -25 16 £419 +4.69% 4
Wales +6 10 £363 -2.95%
North East +56 7 £395 +10.88%
Northern Ireland - 3 £280 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 351 (51.24%) Project Management
2 241 (35.18%) Finance
3 201 (29.34%) PRINCE2
4 193 (28.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 130 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (14.60%) Banking
7 70 (10.22%) Migration
8 58 (8.47%) Retail
9 56 (8.18%) PMI Certification
10 52 (7.59%) ITIL
10 52 (7.59%) PMP
11 50 (7.30%) Microsoft Project
12 48 (7.01%) Microsoft
12 48 (7.01%) SDLC
13 47 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 47 (6.86%) Change Management
13 47 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 43 (6.28%) Investment Banking
15 36 (5.26%) Project Planning
16 35 (5.11%) Risk Management
16 35 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (4.82%) QA
18 32 (4.67%) Front Office
18 32 (4.67%) Scrum
19 30 (4.38%) Data Centre
19 30 (4.38%) Matrix Organization
19 30 (4.38%) Security Cleared
20 29 (4.23%) Business Analysis
20 29 (4.23%) Supplier Management
21 28 (4.09%) ERP

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 17 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.73%) CMS
2 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.58%) MS Project Server
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.44%) Confluence
5 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.15%) Documentum
6 1 (0.15%) FileNet
6 1 (0.15%) IIS
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.15%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (7.30%) Microsoft Project
2 35 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.29%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.61%) Actimize
2 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.44%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.29%) TrackWise
4 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.94%) Office 365
2 16 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (1.61%) WAN
3 8 (1.17%) LAN
4 6 (0.88%) Intranet
5 5 (0.73%) Firewall
6 4 (0.58%) Internet
6 4 (0.58%) Skype
6 4 (0.58%) VPN
7 3 (0.44%) Network Security
7 3 (0.44%) SAN
7 3 (0.44%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.29%) 4G
8 2 (0.29%) NAS
8 2 (0.29%) SMS
8 2 (0.29%) VoIP
9 1 (0.15%) Broadband
9 1 (0.15%) DNS
9 1 (0.15%) PBX
9 1 (0.15%) PSTN
9 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.73%) GIS
3 3 (0.44%) Big Data
4 2 (0.29%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.15%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 8 (1.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.15%) GoCD
2 1 (0.15%) Selenium
2 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 241 (35.18%) Finance
2 100 (14.60%) Banking
3 58 (8.47%) Retail
4 43 (6.28%) Investment Banking
5 32 (4.67%) Front Office
6 25 (3.65%) Legal
7 21 (3.07%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (2.48%) Telecoms
10 14 (2.04%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.75%) Back Office
11 12 (1.75%) Marketing
12 7 (1.02%) Law
13 6 (0.88%) Billing
13 6 (0.88%) French Language
14 5 (0.73%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.58%) Local Government
16 3 (0.44%) Advertising
16 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.44%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.58%) .NET
2 2 (0.29%) Middleware
3 1 (0.15%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.15%) FpML
3 1 (0.15%) PySpark
3 1 (0.15%) Web Services
3 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.38%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.50%) PMI
3 22 (3.21%) Virtual Team
4 21 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.31%) Derivative
8 8 (1.17%) NHS
9 7 (1.02%) Equities
9 7 (1.02%) FMCG
10 5 (0.73%) Fintech
10 5 (0.73%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.73%) User Experience
11 4 (0.58%) CCTV
11 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.44%) Life Science
12 3 (0.44%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (3.65%) Windows
2 9 (1.31%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.73%) Windows 7
3 5 (0.73%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.15%) Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Unix
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (51.24%) Project Management
2 201 (29.34%) PRINCE2
3 193 (28.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 130 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (10.22%) Migration
6 52 (7.59%) ITIL
7 48 (7.01%) SDLC
8 47 (6.86%) Change Management
9 36 (5.26%) Project Planning
10 35 (5.11%) Risk Management
11 32 (4.67%) Scrum
12 30 (4.38%) Matrix Organization
13 29 (4.23%) Business Analysis
13 29 (4.23%) Supplier Management
14 28 (4.09%) ERP
15 27 (3.94%) Investment Management
16 26 (3.80%) Resource Management
16 26 (3.80%) Waterfall
17 25 (3.65%) E-Commerce
17 25 (3.65%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.04%) SQL
2 12 (1.75%) C
3 4 (0.58%) Java
4 2 (0.29%) Python
5 1 (0.15%) C#
5 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.15%) PHP
5 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.15%) Ruby
5 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (8.18%) PMI Certification
2 52 (7.59%) PMP
3 47 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 47 (6.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 30 (4.38%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.63%) Degree
7 13 (1.90%) APMP
8 3 (0.44%) CISM
8 3 (0.44%) CISSP
8 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) CAPM
9 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MAPM
10 1 (0.15%) PgMP
10 1 (0.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.82%) QA
2 26 (3.80%) PMO
3 17 (2.48%) MiFID
4 9 (1.31%) GxP
5 7 (1.02%) EMIR
5 7 (1.02%) GDPR
5 7 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.02%) SEPA
6 4 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.44%) GCP
8 2 (0.29%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.58%) SCCM
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.15%) MOM
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 48 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.07%) SAP
3 19 (2.77%) Oracle
4 8 (1.17%) VMware
5 6 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.73%) Cisco
6 5 (0.73%) Citrix
7 4 (0.58%) Charles River
8 3 (0.44%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.44%) Blue Coat
8 3 (0.44%) IFS
8 3 (0.44%) Pegasus
8 3 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.44%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.44%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe
9 2 (0.29%) Cadence
9 2 (0.29%) IBM
9 2 (0.29%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.29%) Workday
London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Rate: From £45,318 to £51,003 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Competitive
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