Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 23 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 7019 7133 9659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.80% 6.77% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.18% 7.14% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4930 5089 6594
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £310
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 67
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.89 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.42% -15.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £20.08 £19.90 £19.69
90th Percentile £56.60 £60.88 £62.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £39.05
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.76% +6.24%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -1 6477 £455 +1.16% 464
UK excluding London +5 3906 £425 +0.53% 295
London -4 2978 £500 - 199
South East +1 1304 £450 +2.27% 80
North of England +2 733 £425 +6.25% 67
Midlands +8 689 £425 - 56
West Midlands +10 442 £443 +4.12% 35
Scotland +8 398 £425 +9.68% 19
East of England -4 370 £438 +2.94% 32
South West +7 361 £410 +2.50% 30
Yorkshire +11 341 £424 +5.94% 36
North West -9 318 £425 +3.66% 25
East Midlands -4 238 £413 -0.60% 21
North East +27 75 £495 +41.43% 6
Wales +25 52 £419 +4.69% 9
Channel Islands +3 4 £500 -
Northern Ireland -53 3 £390 +7.59% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £450 -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3287 (46.83%) Project Management
2 2276 (32.43%) Finance
3 1847 (26.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 1759 (25.06%) PRINCE2
5 1643 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
6 702 (10.00%) Banking
7 697 (9.93%) Migration
8 564 (8.04%) Change Management
9 544 (7.75%) Microsoft
10 496 (7.07%) Retail
11 466 (6.64%) Microsoft Project
12 465 (6.62%) PMI Certification
13 464 (6.61%) PMP
14 454 (6.47%) Security Cleared
15 431 (6.14%) Waterfall
16 406 (5.78%) Risk Management
17 402 (5.73%) GDPR
18 401 (5.71%) Project Planning
19 395 (5.63%) Scrum
20 372 (5.30%) Programme Management
21 361 (5.14%) CRM
22 354 (5.04%) PMO
23 340 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 339 (4.83%) SAP
25 333 (4.74%) Degree
26 328 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 326 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
28 319 (4.54%) ITIL
29 310 (4.42%) SC Cleared
30 303 (4.32%) 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
1 214 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 79 (1.13%) Confluence
3 72 (1.03%) CMS
4 49 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 46 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 25 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 21 (0.30%) MS Project Server
8 18 (0.26%) SAS
8 18 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.21%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.19%) Documentum
11 12 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.14%) Drupal
13 10 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.13%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.11%) Apache
15 8 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 466 (6.64%) Microsoft Project
2 245 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 222 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 147 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 116 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.085%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.071%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.043%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.043%) Windchill
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.014%) HipChat
10 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 102 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
4 21 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 21 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
5 19 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 19 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 18 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.21%) iTrent
8 14 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 13 (0.19%) Maximo
10 12 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
10 12 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.17%) SAP HR
10 12 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
11 11 (0.16%) SAP BPC
12 9 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 296 (4.22%) Office 365
2 156 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (0.98%) SaaS
5 35 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
6 33 (0.47%) IaaS
7 30 (0.43%) PaaS
8 26 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 12 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.17%) Veeva
11 10 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.100%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (0.100%) Yammer
13 5 (0.071%) G Suite
13 5 (0.071%) Taleo
13 5 (0.071%) Trello
14 4 (0.057%) Bluemix
14 4 (0.057%) Dialogflow
14 4 (0.057%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 181 (2.58%) WAN
2 166 (2.37%) LAN
3 94 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
4 84 (1.20%) SMS
5 61 (0.87%) Skype
6 56 (0.80%) Firewall
7 54 (0.77%) Internet
8 53 (0.76%) VoIP
9 40 (0.57%) Wireless
10 35 (0.50%) Intranet
11 32 (0.46%) Network Security
11 32 (0.46%) SAN
12 30 (0.43%) Broadband
12 30 (0.43%) Unified Communications
13 27 (0.38%) MPLS
14 22 (0.31%) IP Telephony
15 19 (0.27%) 4G
15 19 (0.27%) WLAN
16 17 (0.24%) VPN
17 14 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 67 (0.95%) Big Data
3 56 (0.80%) SQL Server
4 25 (0.36%) Blockchain
4 25 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.26%) Power BI
6 17 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (0.24%) SAP HANA
7 16 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 14 (0.20%) QlikView
9 11 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.14%) Data Lake
10 10 (0.14%) MS Access
11 9 (0.13%) DB2
11 9 (0.13%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.13%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
12 8 (0.11%) GIS
12 8 (0.11%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 162 (2.31%) JIRA
2 7 (0.100%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.100%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.085%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (0.071%) GitLab
4 5 (0.071%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (0.071%) VersionOne
5 2 (0.028%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.028%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.028%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.028%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.014%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.014%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.014%) git-flow
6 1 (0.014%) LSMW
6 1 (0.014%) Maven
6 1 (0.014%) Selenium
6 1 (0.014%) TestRail
6 1 (0.014%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.014%) Visual Studio
General
1 2276 (32.43%) Finance
2 702 (10.00%) Banking
3 496 (7.07%) Retail
4 291 (4.15%) Marketing
5 279 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 211 (3.01%) Legal
7 195 (2.78%) Investment Banking
8 194 (2.76%) Manufacturing
9 107 (1.52%) Front Office
10 88 (1.25%) Advertising
11 79 (1.13%) Law
12 74 (1.05%) Back Office
12 74 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 72 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 61 (0.87%) Automotive
15 51 (0.73%) Billing
16 44 (0.63%) Publishing
17 42 (0.60%) Local Government
18 40 (0.57%) Financial Institution
19 30 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (0.63%) .NET
2 38 (0.54%) HTML
3 27 (0.38%) Middleware
4 22 (0.31%) CSS
5 21 (0.30%) J2EE
6 20 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (0.23%) Web Services
8 15 (0.21%) XML
9 10 (0.14%) EDI
9 10 (0.14%) HTML5
10 9 (0.13%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.11%) Kafka
12 7 (0.100%) Django
13 6 (0.085%) MXNet
13 6 (0.085%) Natural Language Processing
13 6 (0.085%) REST
13 6 (0.085%) SAPUI5
13 6 (0.085%) TensorFlow
13 6 (0.085%) Theano
14 5 (0.071%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 326 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 218 (3.11%) PMI
4 147 (2.09%) Virtual Team
5 145 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 97 (1.38%) NHS
7 79 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 76 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 72 (1.03%) FMCG
10 71 (1.01%) User Experience
11 67 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 64 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
13 49 (0.70%) Derivative
14 44 (0.63%) Equities
14 44 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 36 (0.51%) Fintech
16 32 (0.46%) Market Risk
17 27 (0.38%) Credit Risk
17 27 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
18 26 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 259 (3.69%) Windows
2 120 (1.71%) Windows 10
3 48 (0.68%) Linux
4 46 (0.66%) Unix
5 45 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 37 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 24 (0.34%) Android
8 18 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.24%) Solaris
10 12 (0.17%) AIX
10 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.13%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.085%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.028%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.014%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.014%) OS/2
16 1 (0.014%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3287 (46.83%) Project Management
2 1847 (26.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 1759 (25.06%) PRINCE2
4 1643 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
5 697 (9.93%) Migration
6 564 (8.04%) Change Management
7 431 (6.14%) Waterfall
8 406 (5.78%) Risk Management
9 401 (5.71%) Project Planning
10 395 (5.63%) Scrum
11 372 (5.30%) Programme Management
12 361 (5.14%) CRM
13 328 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 319 (4.54%) ITIL
15 303 (4.32%) ERP
16 299 (4.26%) E-Commerce
17 236 (3.36%) Project Governance
18 230 (3.28%) Matrix Organization
19 229 (3.26%) Supplier Management
20 226 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 86 (1.23%) Java
2 80 (1.14%) SQL
3 54 (0.77%) C
4 33 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 26 (0.37%) C#
6 24 (0.34%) Python
7 14 (0.20%) VBA
8 11 (0.16%) PHP
9 6 (0.085%) C++
10 5 (0.071%) Perl
10 5 (0.071%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.057%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.057%) Ruby
11 4 (0.057%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.043%) R
12 3 (0.043%) VBScript
13 2 (0.028%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.028%) RPG
13 2 (0.028%) Rust
13 2 (0.028%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 465 (6.62%) PMI Certification
2 464 (6.61%) PMP
3 454 (6.47%) Security Cleared
4 340 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 333 (4.74%) Degree
6 310 (4.42%) SC Cleared
7 248 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 97 (1.38%) APMP
9 72 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 60 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 35 (0.50%) ISEB
12 32 (0.46%) Master's Degree
13 25 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 20 (0.28%) CISSP
16 18 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
18 11 (0.16%) CCNA
19 10 (0.14%) ACCA
20 9 (0.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (5.73%) GDPR
2 354 (5.04%) PMO
3 181 (2.58%) QA
4 102 (1.45%) MiFID
5 55 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 44 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.56%) SLA
8 31 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 28 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 25 (0.36%) EMIR
11 20 (0.28%) Solvency II
12 17 (0.24%) IFRS
13 14 (0.20%) GxP
14 11 (0.16%) IFRS 9
15 10 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
15 10 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.13%) AIFMD
16 9 (0.13%) FATCA
17 8 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 83 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.085%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.071%) Docker
7 4 (0.057%) Firmware
7 4 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.043%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.043%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.043%) XenApp
9 2 (0.028%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.028%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.028%) HDFS
9 2 (0.028%) IAG
9 2 (0.028%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.028%) vSphere
9 2 (0.028%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (0.68%) SCCM
2 14 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (0.11%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.100%) MOM
7 6 (0.085%) SCOM
8 4 (0.057%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.043%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.043%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.043%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.043%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.043%) FlexNet
9 3 (0.043%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (0.043%) WSUS
10 2 (0.028%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.028%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.028%) Nagios
10 2 (0.028%) Oozie
10 2 (0.028%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 544 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 339 (4.83%) SAP
3 232 (3.31%) Oracle
4 123 (1.75%) Cisco
5 114 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
6 73 (1.04%) VMware
7 68 (0.97%) Citrix
8 56 (0.80%) Workday
9 51 (0.73%) IBM
10 30 (0.43%) Google
10 30 (0.43%) Motorola
10 30 (0.43%) ServiceNow
11 27 (0.38%) Adobe
12 24 (0.34%) hybris
13 23 (0.33%) NetApp
13 23 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
14 22 (0.31%) HP
15 21 (0.30%) Avaya
16 19 (0.27%) JD Edwards
17 18 (0.26%) CheckPoint