Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Project Manager
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6756 8586 9940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.10% 7.80% 8.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.48% 8.21% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4761 6034 6716
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £625 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 41 87
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £19.25 £18.98 £21.40
90th Percentile £56.25 £68.75 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.31% -13.33% +4.17%

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 90300 104595 106990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58526 68033 66178
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
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 2905 3129 4146
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 £10.86 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% +11.76% +3.03%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 18 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 6 months to 20 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 -3 6281 £450 - 415
UK excluding London -2 3748 £425 - 278
London -4 2862 £500 +1.01% 153
South East -1 1205 £450 +2.86% 67
North of England -5 716 £425 +6.25% 77
Midlands +2 671 £425 - 60
South West +4 430 £398 -0.63% 27
West Midlands +7 412 £425 - 35
North West -12 373 £425 +2.41% 42
East of England -13 341 £425 - 29
Scotland -3 316 £425 +4.94% 14
Yorkshire -2 274 £425 +3.34% 33
East Midlands -6 237 £425 - 25
North East +4 72 £395 +12.86% 2
Wales +21 65 £400 +8.11% 4
Northern Ireland -41 9 £375 +7.14%
Isle of Man - 3 £450 -
Channel Islands -2 1 £500 -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 3259 (48.24%) Project Management
2 2084 (30.85%) Finance
3 1796 (26.58%) PRINCE2
4 1667 (24.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1412 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
6 746 (11.04%) Migration
7 673 (9.96%) Banking
8 560 (8.29%) Change Management
9 549 (8.13%) Microsoft
10 532 (7.87%) Retail
11 457 (6.76%) Security Cleared
12 448 (6.63%) PMI Certification
13 427 (6.32%) Microsoft Project
14 409 (6.05%) PMP
15 403 (5.97%) ITIL
16 378 (5.60%) Risk Management
17 365 (5.40%) SAP
18 345 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 343 (5.08%) Scrum
20 339 (5.02%) Waterfall
21 330 (4.88%) CRM
22 322 (4.77%) PMO
23 316 (4.68%) SC Cleared
24 311 (4.60%) Project Planning
25 308 (4.56%) Data Centre
26 299 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
27 298 (4.41%) Programme Management
28 292 (4.32%) Telecoms
29 285 (4.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
30 278 (4.11%) 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
1 184 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 62 (0.92%) CMS
3 47 (0.70%) Skype for Business
4 41 (0.61%) Confluence
5 30 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 22 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 18 (0.27%) SAS
9 17 (0.25%) MS Project Server
10 15 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.16%) IIS
12 10 (0.15%) Drupal
13 8 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.10%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.10%) Documentum
14 7 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.089%) Apache
15 6 (0.089%) JBoss
15 6 (0.089%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 427 (6.32%) Microsoft Project
2 236 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 192 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 127 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 102 (1.51%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.074%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.074%) Windchill
8 3 (0.044%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.044%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.030%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.015%) Mingle
10 1 (0.015%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 112 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 18 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 16 (0.24%) Actimize
6 16 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.24%) Maximo
6 16 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
7 15 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 13 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 13 (0.19%) thinkFolio
9 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.18%) Primavera
10 10 (0.15%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.13%) Sage X3
11 9 (0.13%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 278 (4.11%) Office 365
2 137 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (0.75%) SaaS
5 34 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 31 (0.46%) IaaS
8 21 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 17 (0.25%) PaaS
10 13 (0.19%) Yammer
11 11 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.12%) Veeva
14 7 (0.10%) G Suite
15 6 (0.089%) Trello
16 5 (0.074%) GitHub
16 5 (0.074%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 4 (0.059%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.059%) Taleo
18 3 (0.044%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.41%) WAN
2 155 (2.29%) LAN
3 94 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 64 (0.95%) Skype
5 57 (0.84%) Firewall
6 55 (0.81%) Internet
7 51 (0.75%) VoIP
8 49 (0.73%) Intranet
9 40 (0.59%) Wireless
10 36 (0.53%) Unified Communications
11 33 (0.49%) Network Security
12 30 (0.44%) SAN
13 26 (0.38%) 4G
13 26 (0.38%) Broadband
14 23 (0.34%) SMS
15 18 (0.27%) MPLS
15 18 (0.27%) VPN
16 14 (0.21%) DNS
17 13 (0.19%) IP Telephony
18 11 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
2 50 (0.74%) Big Data
3 43 (0.64%) SQL Server
4 23 (0.34%) SAP HANA
5 20 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 16 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.22%) Power BI
8 14 (0.21%) GIS
9 13 (0.19%) SAP BW
9 13 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.18%) DB2
10 12 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.15%) Data Lake
11 10 (0.15%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.13%) MS Access
13 8 (0.12%) Blockchain
13 8 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 8 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 100 (1.48%) JIRA
2 9 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.089%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.074%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.059%) Hudson
5 4 (0.059%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.059%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.044%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.044%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.044%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.030%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.030%) LSMW
7 2 (0.030%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.030%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.030%) Selenium
7 2 (0.030%) Subversion
7 2 (0.030%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.015%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.015%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.015%) PowerBuilder
General
1 2084 (30.85%) Finance
2 673 (9.96%) Banking
3 532 (7.87%) Retail
4 292 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 230 (3.40%) Marketing
6 218 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 189 (2.80%) Legal
8 146 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 121 (1.79%) Front Office
10 84 (1.24%) Advertising
11 83 (1.23%) Law
12 81 (1.20%) Back Office
13 67 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
14 64 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 54 (0.80%) Billing
16 53 (0.78%) Publishing
17 42 (0.62%) Automotive
18 38 (0.56%) Financial Institution
19 35 (0.52%) Local Government
20 34 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (0.61%) .NET
2 31 (0.46%) Middleware
3 24 (0.36%) Web Services
4 21 (0.31%) XML
5 18 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (0.19%) HTML
7 12 (0.18%) EDI
8 10 (0.15%) J2EE
9 9 (0.13%) REST
10 8 (0.12%) JSON
10 8 (0.12%) Velocity
11 7 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (0.089%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (0.089%) SOAP
12 6 (0.089%) Spring
13 5 (0.074%) Java EE
13 5 (0.074%) Mason
13 5 (0.074%) Struts
14 3 (0.044%) Django
14 3 (0.044%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 308 (4.56%) Data Centre
2 299 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (3.43%) PMI
4 149 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 98 (1.45%) Virtual Team
6 86 (1.27%) NHS
7 77 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 77 (1.14%) User Experience
8 69 (1.02%) FMCG
9 57 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
10 50 (0.74%) Derivative
11 49 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 45 (0.67%) EPoS
13 44 (0.65%) Fixed Income
14 41 (0.61%) Fintech
15 40 (0.59%) Computer Science
16 37 (0.55%) Equities
17 27 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
17 27 (0.40%) IVR
17 27 (0.40%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 254 (3.76%) Windows
2 124 (1.84%) Windows 10
3 51 (0.75%) Linux
4 50 (0.74%) Unix
5 33 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 31 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.22%) Android
8 14 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.19%) AIX
9 13 (0.19%) Solaris
10 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.089%) zOS
13 3 (0.044%) OS/2
14 2 (0.030%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.030%) MVS
14 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.030%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.030%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3259 (48.24%) Project Management
2 1796 (26.58%) PRINCE2
3 1667 (24.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1412 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 746 (11.04%) Migration
6 560 (8.29%) Change Management
7 403 (5.97%) ITIL
8 378 (5.60%) Risk Management
9 343 (5.08%) Scrum
10 339 (5.02%) Waterfall
11 330 (4.88%) CRM
12 311 (4.60%) Project Planning
13 298 (4.41%) Programme Management
14 278 (4.11%) ERP
15 268 (3.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 251 (3.72%) Business Analysis
17 228 (3.37%) E-Commerce
18 218 (3.23%) SDLC
19 213 (3.15%) Supplier Management
20 201 (2.98%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 94 (1.39%) SQL
2 74 (1.10%) C
3 68 (1.01%) Java
4 21 (0.31%) JavaScript
5 14 (0.21%) Python
6 13 (0.19%) C#
7 11 (0.16%) PHP
8 10 (0.15%) VBA
9 6 (0.089%) C++
10 5 (0.074%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.074%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.059%) Perl
11 4 (0.059%) Ruby
12 3 (0.044%) ABAP
12 3 (0.044%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.044%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.044%) VBScript
13 2 (0.030%) COBOL
13 2 (0.030%) R
13 2 (0.030%) Scala
Qualifications
1 457 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 448 (6.63%) PMI Certification
3 409 (6.05%) PMP
4 345 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 316 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 285 (4.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 261 (3.86%) Degree
8 116 (1.72%) APMP
9 84 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 69 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 52 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (0.68%) ISEB
13 31 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (0.44%) CISSP
15 24 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
16 17 (0.25%) CCNP
16 17 (0.25%) CISM
17 15 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (0.19%) CCNA
19 9 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (4.77%) PMO
2 177 (2.62%) GDPR
3 165 (2.44%) QA
4 122 (1.81%) MiFID
5 45 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.46%) SLA
8 30 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 27 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 27 (0.40%) EMIR
10 20 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
11 18 (0.27%) Solvency II
12 17 (0.25%) GxP
13 16 (0.24%) PMBOK
14 14 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.19%) JSP 440
16 11 (0.16%) SEPA
17 9 (0.13%) FATCA
18 8 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
18 8 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 85 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 30 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (0.13%) XenApp
5 7 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (0.074%) Firmware
7 5 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.044%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.044%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.030%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.030%) vSphere
10 1 (0.015%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.015%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.015%) HDFS
10 1 (0.015%) IAG
10 1 (0.015%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 47 (0.70%) SCCM
2 14 (0.21%) MOM
3 12 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.12%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.059%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.059%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.044%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.044%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.044%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.044%) QRadar
7 3 (0.044%) SCOM
7 3 (0.044%) WSUS
8 2 (0.030%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.030%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.030%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.030%) Puppet
8 2 (0.030%) TeamSite
8 2 (0.030%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 549 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 365 (5.40%) SAP
3 244 (3.61%) Oracle
4 143 (2.12%) Cisco
5 90 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (1.01%) VMware
7 59 (0.87%) Citrix
8 47 (0.70%) Workday
9 36 (0.53%) IBM
10 35 (0.52%) Avaya
11 29 (0.43%) Motorola
12 27 (0.40%) Google
12 27 (0.40%) iManage
12 27 (0.40%) JD Edwards
13 25 (0.37%) Tableau
14 24 (0.36%) Remedy
14 24 (0.36%) ServiceNow
15 20 (0.30%) Concur
15 20 (0.30%) Sage
16 19 (0.28%) CheckPoint
City, London
I3
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £260 to £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £260 to £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £423 - £539 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day (neg)
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago