Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 348 290
Rank change year-on-year +24 -58 +35
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 775 681 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.67% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.71% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 512 687
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £329 £313 £325
90th Percentile £600 £588 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £425
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £32.50 £54.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.54% -40.37% +32.93%
10th Percentile £29.50 £30.45 £21.29
90th Percentile £80.00 £45.40 £87.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.41 £43.00
% change year-on-year -8.43% -6.03% +4.88%

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 97323 96429 107128
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.70% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64537 62908 68329
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2850 3269 4064
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.05 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 17 December 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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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 +19 724 £450 - 54
UK excluding London +44 451 £425 +1.49% 44
London +12 318 £500 - 14
South East +17 147 £444 -1.39% 11
North of England +48 86 £425 +6.25% 3
Midlands +13 76 £406 -2.11% 12
East of England +1 68 £425 - 8
Scotland +10 44 £425 -5.56% 4
West Midlands -3 42 £363 -12.12% 6
Yorkshire +24 41 £425 +6.25% 2
North West +12 38 £438 +21.53% 1
East Midlands +7 30 £413 -0.60% 6
South West +9 29 £410 +2.50% 6
North East +58 7 £350 -22.22%
Wales +11 2 £450 +9.09%

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 380 (49.03%) Project Management
2 257 (33.16%) Finance
3 234 (30.19%) PRINCE2
4 196 (25.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 193 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (15.48%) Banking
7 84 (10.84%) PMP
8 83 (10.71%) Retail
9 79 (10.19%) PMI Certification
10 71 (9.16%) Migration
11 64 (8.26%) Change Management
12 60 (7.74%) Microsoft Project
13 58 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 57 (7.35%) SDLC
15 55 (7.10%) Microsoft
16 54 (6.97%) Waterfall
17 51 (6.58%) Project Planning
18 50 (6.45%) Scrum
19 45 (5.81%) Degree
20 44 (5.68%) Investment Banking
21 43 (5.55%) Supplier Management
22 42 (5.42%) QA
22 42 (5.42%) Matrix Organization
23 41 (5.29%) Risk Management
24 39 (5.03%) CRM
25 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
25 38 (4.90%) Programme Management
25 38 (4.90%) GDPR
25 38 (4.90%) PMO
26 37 (4.77%) E-Commerce

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 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.77%) Confluence
2 6 (0.77%) MS Project Server
2 6 (0.77%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.65%) CMS
4 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.13%) FileNet
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.13%) IIS
Applications
1 60 (7.74%) Microsoft Project
2 38 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.26%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.26%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.13%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.13%) iTrent
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.23%) Office 365
2 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.90%) SaaS
4 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.13%) Force.com
5 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.19%) LAN
2 16 (2.06%) WAN
3 14 (1.81%) Firewall
4 11 (1.42%) SMS
5 10 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.90%) Internet
7 5 (0.65%) Network Security
7 5 (0.65%) SAN
7 5 (0.65%) Skype
7 5 (0.65%) Wireless
8 4 (0.52%) NAS
8 4 (0.52%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.52%) VoIP
9 3 (0.39%) Intranet
10 1 (0.13%) Broadband
10 1 (0.13%) DHCP
10 1 (0.13%) DNS
10 1 (0.13%) Extranet
10 1 (0.13%) MPLS
10 1 (0.13%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.77%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.39%) Big Data
4 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.13%) Adabas
5 1 (0.13%) DataStage
5 1 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 257 (33.16%) Finance
2 120 (15.48%) Banking
3 83 (10.71%) Retail
4 44 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.61%) Legal
6 25 (3.23%) Retail Banking
7 19 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.32%) Marketing
9 16 (2.06%) Front Office
10 11 (1.42%) Back Office
10 11 (1.42%) Private Banking
11 9 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.03%) Law
13 6 (0.77%) Billing
14 4 (0.52%) Advertising
14 4 (0.52%) Publishing
15 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.39%) French Language
16 2 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.77%) .NET
2 5 (0.65%) Middleware
3 2 (0.26%) Velocity
4 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.13%) HTML
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.13%) Web Services
4 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.52%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.00%) PMI
3 27 (3.48%) Virtual Team
4 26 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.81%) NHS
7 13 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.16%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.03%) FMCG
11 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.90%) Equities
12 6 (0.77%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.65%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.65%) Derivative
13 5 (0.65%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.65%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.52%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.26%) Windows
2 14 (1.81%) Windows 10
3 11 (1.42%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.77%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.26%) Android
7 2 (0.26%) Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) Unix
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (49.03%) Project Management
2 234 (30.19%) PRINCE2
3 196 (25.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 193 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (9.16%) Migration
6 64 (8.26%) Change Management
7 57 (7.35%) SDLC
8 54 (6.97%) Waterfall
9 51 (6.58%) Project Planning
10 50 (6.45%) Scrum
11 43 (5.55%) Supplier Management
12 42 (5.42%) Matrix Organization
13 41 (5.29%) Risk Management
14 39 (5.03%) CRM
15 38 (4.90%) Programme Management
16 37 (4.77%) E-Commerce
17 34 (4.39%) Project Governance
18 33 (4.26%) ITIL
19 32 (4.13%) Resource Management
20 31 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (0.90%) SQL
2 6 (0.77%) C
3 4 (0.52%) VBA
4 2 (0.26%) C#
4 2 (0.26%) Java
5 1 (0.13%) C++
5 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.13%) NATURAL
5 1 (0.13%) PHP
5 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.13%) Python
5 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (10.84%) PMP
2 79 (10.19%) PMI Certification
3 58 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 45 (5.81%) Degree
5 37 (4.77%) Security Cleared
6 35 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 29 (3.74%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.42%) APMP
9 6 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.77%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.52%) CCA
10 4 (0.52%) CISSP
11 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.26%) CCNA
12 2 (0.26%) CCNP
12 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.26%) CISM
12 2 (0.26%) HNC
13 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.42%) QA
2 38 (4.90%) GDPR
2 38 (4.90%) PMO
3 13 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.03%) MiFID
6 4 (0.52%) IFRS
6 4 (0.52%) IFRS 9
6 4 (0.52%) PSD2
7 3 (0.39%) SLA
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.26%) EMIR
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) GAMP
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.16%) SCCM
2 3 (0.39%) FlexNet
2 3 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (0.26%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 55 (7.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.45%) SAP
3 15 (1.94%) Oracle
4 9 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.03%) Cisco
6 7 (0.90%) IBM
6 7 (0.90%) Infor
6 7 (0.90%) VMware
7 6 (0.77%) HP
8 4 (0.52%) Capita
8 4 (0.52%) Citrix
8 4 (0.52%) NetApp
8 4 (0.52%) Snow
8 4 (0.52%) Splunk
9 3 (0.39%) CyberArk
9 3 (0.39%) Siebel
10 2 (0.26%) Adobe
10 2 (0.26%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.26%) Civica
10 2 (0.26%) Hyperion