The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Project Manager
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 21 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3287 3919 4818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.98% 7.26% 8.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 7.65% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2266 2749 3320
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £21.48 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £84.40 £55.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -8.33%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 3079 £450 - 408
London -1 1420 £500 - 128
South East -2 571 £450 +1.12% 74
South West +6 202 £375 -6.25% 32
North West -10 193 £425 +3.03% 36
City of London -6 191 £500 -4.76% 33
East of England -9 182 £450 +5.88% 26
West Midlands +8 180 £425 -3.13% 35
Yorkshire +9 149 £425 +6.25% 46
Scotland -2 139 £420 +5.00% 22
Hampshire +8 135 £385 -6.09% 20
Berkshire +10 127 £475 +7.95% 11
East Midlands -5 120 £425 - 23
Surrey +6 110 £500 - 7
West Yorkshire +7 108 £425 +6.25% 36
Bristol +9 93 £375 -7.69% 14
Manchester -12 86 £394 -4.54% 22
Edinburgh -8 82 £400 -11.11% 8
Leeds +10 73 £420 +5.00% 25
Basingstoke +16 56 £375 -11.76% 3
Birmingham +6 53 £431 +1.47% 13
Buckinghamshire -30 52 £440 +4.76% 9
Hertfordshire -13 49 £450 +11.11% 9
West Sussex +1 48 £450 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 47 £388 -8.82% 8
Nottinghamshire +5 43 £438 +5.42% 12
Milton Keynes -25 42 £425 +1.19% 5
Glasgow +7 41 £413 +6.45% 11
Nottingham +1 39 £450 +7.14% 10
Cheshire -2 38 £400 -5.88% 6

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 3205 (48.93%) Project Management
2 1991 (30.40%) Finance
3 1745 (26.64%) PRINCE2
4 1596 (24.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 1375 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
6 724 (11.05%) Migration
7 634 (9.68%) Banking
8 552 (8.43%) Microsoft
9 549 (8.38%) Change Management
10 498 (7.60%) Retail
11 458 (6.99%) Security Cleared
12 449 (6.85%) PMI Certification
13 429 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
14 411 (6.27%) ITIL
15 401 (6.12%) PMP
16 366 (5.59%) Risk Management
17 365 (5.57%) SAP
18 340 (5.19%) Scrum
19 333 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 324 (4.95%) Waterfall
21 322 (4.92%) CRM
21 322 (4.92%) SC Cleared
22 311 (4.75%) Data Centre
23 305 (4.66%) PMO
24 300 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
25 295 (4.50%) Telecoms
26 287 (4.38%) Project Planning
27 285 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
28 271 (4.14%) Programme Management
29 262 (4.00%) ERP

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
1 172 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 64 (0.98%) CMS
3 49 (0.75%) Skype for Business
4 41 (0.63%) Confluence
5 26 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 24 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.23%) Drupal
8 15 (0.23%) SAS
9 14 (0.21%) IIS
9 14 (0.21%) MS Project Server
10 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.12%) Documentum
12 8 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.092%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.092%) JBoss
13 6 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.076%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.076%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 429 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
2 227 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 163 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 120 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 100 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.092%) Open Workbench
8 4 (0.061%) Windchill
9 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.031%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.015%) Maya
10 1 (0.015%) Mingle
10 1 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 114 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 30 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 23 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 20 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 19 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 18 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 17 (0.26%) Maximo
9 15 (0.23%) Actimize
9 15 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
10 12 (0.18%) SAP FI
11 11 (0.17%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.17%) Primavera
12 10 (0.15%) thinkFolio
13 8 (0.12%) SAP CO
13 8 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
13 8 (0.12%) SAP HR
13 8 (0.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 256 (3.91%) Office 365
2 131 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (0.72%) SaaS
5 32 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
6 31 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (0.41%) IaaS
8 25 (0.38%) OneDrive
9 16 (0.24%) PaaS
9 16 (0.24%) Yammer
10 12 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.11%) G Suite
12 6 (0.092%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.076%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 5 (0.076%) Trello
13 5 (0.076%) Veeva
14 4 (0.061%) GitHub
15 3 (0.046%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.046%) Boomi
15 3 (0.046%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 152 (2.32%) WAN
2 147 (2.24%) LAN
3 87 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
4 62 (0.95%) Skype
5 58 (0.89%) Firewall
6 57 (0.87%) Internet
7 52 (0.79%) Intranet
8 50 (0.76%) VoIP
9 38 (0.58%) Wireless
10 36 (0.55%) SAN
11 31 (0.47%) Unified Communications
12 28 (0.43%) Network Security
13 21 (0.32%) 4G
14 19 (0.29%) Broadband
15 18 (0.27%) VPN
16 16 (0.24%) MPLS
16 16 (0.24%) SMS
17 14 (0.21%) DNS
17 14 (0.21%) LTE
17 14 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (0.75%) SQL Server
3 48 (0.73%) Big Data
4 24 (0.37%) SAP HANA
5 21 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (0.24%) GIS
7 15 (0.23%) Hadoop
7 15 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.20%) DB2
9 13 (0.20%) SAP BW
10 12 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.17%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.14%) Power BI
12 9 (0.14%) QlikView
12 9 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.12%) MS Access
14 7 (0.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 6 (0.092%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 105 (1.60%) JIRA
2 8 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.092%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.061%) Hudson
4 4 (0.061%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.061%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.061%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.046%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.046%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.046%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.031%) LSMW
6 2 (0.031%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.031%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.031%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.031%) Selenium
6 2 (0.031%) Subversion
6 2 (0.031%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.015%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.015%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.015%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1991 (30.40%) Finance
2 634 (9.68%) Banking
3 498 (7.60%) Retail
4 295 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 221 (3.37%) Marketing
6 198 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 191 (2.92%) Legal
8 139 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 113 (1.73%) Front Office
10 88 (1.34%) Law
11 75 (1.15%) Advertising
12 74 (1.13%) Back Office
13 68 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
14 65 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 53 (0.81%) Publishing
16 47 (0.72%) Billing
17 46 (0.70%) Automotive
18 40 (0.61%) Financial Institution
19 37 (0.56%) Local Government
20 35 (0.53%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (0.63%) .NET
2 30 (0.46%) Middleware
3 28 (0.43%) Web Services
4 17 (0.26%) XML
5 15 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (0.20%) HTML
7 11 (0.17%) EDI
8 9 (0.14%) Velocity
9 8 (0.12%) J2EE
10 7 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (0.11%) JSON
10 7 (0.11%) Mason
11 6 (0.092%) REST
11 6 (0.092%) SOAP
11 6 (0.092%) Spring
12 5 (0.076%) Java EE
12 5 (0.076%) Struts
13 3 (0.046%) COM
13 3 (0.046%) jQuery
13 3 (0.046%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 311 (4.75%) Data Centre
2 285 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (3.54%) PMI
4 150 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 83 (1.27%) NHS
6 82 (1.25%) Virtual Team
7 72 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 70 (1.07%) User Experience
9 63 (0.96%) FMCG
10 59 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 52 (0.79%) Derivative
12 49 (0.75%) Mobile App
13 47 (0.72%) EPoS
14 44 (0.67%) Fintech
15 39 (0.60%) Computer Science
16 38 (0.58%) Fixed Income
17 31 (0.47%) Equities
18 27 (0.41%) Life Science
18 27 (0.41%) Reference Data
19 26 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 249 (3.80%) Windows
2 120 (1.83%) Windows 10
3 51 (0.78%) Linux
4 49 (0.75%) Unix
5 31 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 29 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.20%) Android
9 12 (0.18%) AIX
10 11 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.092%) Solaris
12 6 (0.092%) zOS
13 5 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.046%) OS/2
15 2 (0.031%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.031%) MVS
15 2 (0.031%) VMS
16 1 (0.015%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.015%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3205 (48.93%) Project Management
2 1745 (26.64%) PRINCE2
3 1596 (24.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 1375 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
5 724 (11.05%) Migration
6 549 (8.38%) Change Management
7 411 (6.27%) ITIL
8 366 (5.59%) Risk Management
9 340 (5.19%) Scrum
10 324 (4.95%) Waterfall
11 322 (4.92%) CRM
12 287 (4.38%) Project Planning
13 271 (4.14%) Programme Management
14 262 (4.00%) ERP
15 261 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 255 (3.89%) Business Analysis
17 234 (3.57%) SDLC
18 225 (3.44%) Supplier Management
19 216 (3.30%) E-Commerce
20 193 (2.95%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 100 (1.53%) SQL
2 78 (1.19%) C
3 64 (0.98%) Java
4 16 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 12 (0.18%) C#
5 12 (0.18%) Python
6 11 (0.17%) PHP
7 7 (0.11%) C++
8 6 (0.092%) VBA
9 5 (0.076%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.076%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.061%) ABAP
10 4 (0.061%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.061%) Ruby
11 3 (0.046%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.046%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.046%) R
12 2 (0.031%) Perl
12 2 (0.031%) Scala
12 2 (0.031%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 458 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 449 (6.85%) PMI Certification
3 401 (6.12%) PMP
4 333 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 322 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 300 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 257 (3.92%) Degree
8 122 (1.86%) APMP
9 86 (1.31%) DV Cleared
10 66 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 55 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (0.58%) ISEB
13 26 (0.40%) CISSP
14 23 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
15 22 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (0.21%) CCNP
17 14 (0.21%) CISM
18 13 (0.20%) MAPM
19 10 (0.15%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (4.66%) PMO
2 170 (2.60%) QA
3 135 (2.06%) GDPR
4 124 (1.89%) MiFID
5 43 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 30 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.44%) EMIR
8 28 (0.43%) SLA
9 24 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
10 20 (0.31%) Solvency II
11 19 (0.29%) GxP
12 16 (0.24%) ISO 9000
12 16 (0.24%) PMBOK
13 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 11 (0.17%) SEPA
15 10 (0.15%) FATCA
15 10 (0.15%) IFRS
System Software
1 88 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.14%) XenApp
5 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.061%) Firmware
8 3 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.046%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.031%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.031%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.031%) vSphere
10 1 (0.015%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.015%) Docker
10 1 (0.015%) HDFS
10 1 (0.015%) IAG
Systems Management
1 45 (0.69%) SCCM
2 14 (0.21%) MOM
3 13 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.11%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (0.061%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.061%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.046%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.046%) QRadar
9 2 (0.031%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.031%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.031%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.031%) Puppet
9 2 (0.031%) SCOM
9 2 (0.031%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.031%) WSUS
9 2 (0.031%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.015%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 552 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 365 (5.57%) SAP
3 235 (3.59%) Oracle
4 141 (2.15%) Cisco
5 92 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.01%) VMware
7 59 (0.90%) Citrix
8 42 (0.64%) Workday
9 39 (0.60%) IBM
10 37 (0.56%) Remedy
11 33 (0.50%) Avaya
11 33 (0.50%) iManage
12 29 (0.44%) Motorola
13 28 (0.43%) Google
14 22 (0.34%) JD Edwards
14 22 (0.34%) ServiceNow
15 19 (0.29%) Tableau
16 18 (0.27%) Sage
16 18 (0.27%) Siebel
17 17 (0.26%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Rate: £47,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Revoco
Rate: From £350 to £390 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cititec
Rate: £850 - £1000 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Modis International
Rate: £40.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £410 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £1000 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago