Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 345 288
Rank change year-on-year +9 -57 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 744 630 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.69% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.73% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 489 668
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £597 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £46.91 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +13.02% +29.69%
10th Percentile £34.10 £25.58 £19.14
90th Percentile £57.75 £57.53 £45.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.50 £31.40
% change year-on-year +4.40% +44.90% -1.88%

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 95,880 86,503 101,518
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.88% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,022 56,274 65,535
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,959 2,959 3,321
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.19 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -3 672 £455 +1.11% 122
UK excluding London +32 478 £425 +3.03% 89
London -53 260 £500 -4.76% 38
South East +11 157 £475 +15.15% 24
Midlands +42 96 £413 -2.94% 16
North of England -9 74 £413 -2.94% 14
Scotland -19 61 £375 -5.06% 5
West Midlands +7 46 £395 -7.06% 11
South West +21 45 £375 - 14
East of England +6 44 £450 +7.78% 16
East Midlands +17 39 £400 -11.11% 5
North West -20 38 £394 -7.35% 10
Yorkshire -19 30 £416 -2.06% 4
North East +13 6 £375 -25.00%
Wales -14 2 £378 +4.14%
Northern Ireland -2 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 365 (49.06%) Project Management
2 245 (32.93%) PRINCE2
3 229 (30.78%) Finance
4 214 (28.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 201 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (11.56%) Banking
7 84 (11.29%) Migration
8 83 (11.16%) Retail
9 80 (10.75%) PMP
9 80 (10.75%) PMI Certification
10 63 (8.47%) Project Planning
11 62 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 59 (7.93%) Change Management
13 56 (7.53%) Waterfall
14 53 (7.12%) PMO
15 50 (6.72%) SDLC
16 49 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
17 47 (6.32%) Degree
17 47 (6.32%) Supplier Management
18 46 (6.18%) Resource Management
18 46 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 46 (6.18%) Windows
18 46 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 41 (5.51%) QA
20 40 (5.38%) ITIL
21 36 (4.84%) Risk Management
22 33 (4.44%) Project Governance
22 33 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (4.44%) Matrix Organization
22 33 (4.44%) Problem-Solving

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 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.67%) Confluence
3 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.54%) CMS
4 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.40%) Documentum
5 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.13%) Jadu
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.13%) SAS
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Magento
2 5 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.54%) Primavera
4 3 (0.40%) Maximo
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.36%) Office 365
2 20 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.94%) SaaS
5 4 (0.54%) IaaS
5 4 (0.54%) PaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.13%) Force.com
7 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.75%) Firewall
1 13 (1.75%) WAN
2 12 (1.61%) Internet
2 12 (1.61%) SMS
3 8 (1.08%) LAN
4 7 (0.94%) Skype
5 6 (0.81%) MPLS
5 6 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.67%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.67%) HTTP
6 5 (0.67%) VLAN
6 5 (0.67%) VoIP
7 4 (0.54%) ADSL
7 4 (0.54%) Intranet
7 4 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.40%) Network Security
9 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.27%) ISDN
9 2 (0.27%) VPN
9 2 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.88%) Blockchain
2 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.40%) MS Access
4 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.27%) Big Data
4 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.27%) DB2
4 2 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.13%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.13%) GIS
5 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 229 (30.78%) Finance
2 86 (11.56%) Banking
3 83 (11.16%) Retail
4 28 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.69%) Retail Banking
7 18 (2.42%) Legal
8 14 (1.88%) Marketing
9 11 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.34%) Back Office
11 9 (1.21%) Front Office
12 8 (1.08%) German Language
13 7 (0.94%) Law
13 7 (0.94%) Local Government
14 5 (0.67%) French Language
14 5 (0.67%) Publishing
15 4 (0.54%) Advertising
16 3 (0.40%) Billing
16 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.34%) .NET
2 8 (1.08%) Web Services
3 7 (0.94%) Middleware
4 6 (0.81%) REST
5 5 (0.67%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.67%) XML
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.13%) Kafka
7 1 (0.13%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.90%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.90%) PMI
3 20 (2.69%) NHS
4 18 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 12 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.21%) FMCG
10 8 (1.08%) Equities
11 7 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.67%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.54%) LIMS
14 4 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.18%) Windows
2 18 (2.42%) Windows 10
3 17 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.81%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.40%) Unix
7 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.27%) Android
8 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.27%) Linux
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.27%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (49.06%) Project Management
2 245 (32.93%) PRINCE2
3 214 (28.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 201 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (11.29%) Migration
6 63 (8.47%) Project Planning
7 59 (7.93%) Change Management
8 56 (7.53%) Waterfall
9 50 (6.72%) SDLC
10 47 (6.32%) Supplier Management
11 46 (6.18%) Resource Management
12 40 (5.38%) ITIL
13 36 (4.84%) Risk Management
14 33 (4.44%) Matrix Organization
14 33 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (4.44%) Project Governance
15 32 (4.30%) Scrum
16 30 (4.03%) Programme Management
17 29 (3.90%) Decision-Making
18 25 (3.36%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.48%) Java
2 7 (0.94%) C
3 4 (0.54%) SQL
4 2 (0.27%) C#
5 1 (0.13%) C++
5 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (10.75%) PMI Certification
1 80 (10.75%) PMP
2 47 (6.32%) Degree
3 46 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 46 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 32 (4.30%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.36%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.88%) APMP
7 10 (1.34%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.54%) CISSP
9 4 (0.54%) SANS
10 3 (0.40%) CISM
10 3 (0.40%) HNC
11 2 (0.27%) CCA
11 2 (0.27%) CCNA
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.12%) PMO
2 41 (5.51%) QA
3 30 (4.03%) GDPR
4 8 (1.08%) GxP
5 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.54%) COBIT
8 3 (0.40%) GAMP
8 3 (0.40%) MiFID
8 3 (0.40%) PSD2
8 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.27%) IFRS
9 2 (0.27%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.13%) EMIR
10 1 (0.13%) GMP
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) SLA
10 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
2 4 (0.54%) XenApp
3 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.08%) SCCM
2 4 (0.54%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) Ansible
4 1 (0.13%) CASB
4 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.76%) SAP
3 17 (2.28%) Oracle
4 11 (1.48%) Cisco
5 10 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.21%) Citrix
7 8 (1.08%) IBM
7 8 (1.08%) Infor
7 8 (1.08%) Splunk
8 7 (0.94%) Capita
9 6 (0.81%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.67%) VMware
11 4 (0.54%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.54%) Symantec
12 3 (0.40%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.40%) iManage
12 3 (0.40%) Kronos
12 3 (0.40%) NetApp
12 3 (0.40%) SmartStream
13 2 (0.27%) Snow