Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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.

Project Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 26 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 6,829 6,080 8,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.78% 6.43% 8.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.15% 6.79% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,777 4,309 6,205
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £313
90th Percentile £613 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +3.55% -0.59% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 65 73
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.56 £37.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.51% -12.13% -1.20%
10th Percentile £20.65 £20.00 £19.60
90th Percentile £56.29 £56.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.71 £28.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year +31.17% -19.01% -11.25%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 17 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 19 February 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 -1 6,231 £475 +5.56% 724
UK excluding London +3 3,769 £438 +3.55% 487
London -3 2,917 £500 - 280
South East +2 1,306 £450 +2.56% 115
North of England -1 649 £425 +4.94% 111
Midlands +2 616 £425 +2.41% 105
Scotland +15 444 £425 +9.68% 34
East of England +9 395 £463 +8.82% 61
West Midlands +8 387 £425 - 65
South West +1 309 £424 +5.94% 52
Yorkshire +5 300 £425 +3.03% 41
North West -7 283 £425 +3.03% 60
East Midlands -4 205 £400 - 40
North East +19 66 £500 +42.86% 10
Wales -9 47 £413 +1.85% 8
Channel Islands +6 7 £500 -
Northern Ireland -29 7 £370 -4.52% 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 Project Manager in the job title.

1 3,194 (46.77%) Project Management
2 2,128 (31.16%) Finance
3 1,877 (27.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,710 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
5 1,686 (24.69%) PRINCE2
6 645 (9.45%) Migration
7 569 (8.33%) Banking
8 543 (7.95%) Change Management
9 512 (7.50%) Microsoft
10 496 (7.26%) Retail
11 492 (7.20%) GDPR
12 470 (6.88%) PMP
13 454 (6.65%) PMI Certification
14 451 (6.60%) Waterfall
15 450 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
15 450 (6.59%) Security Cleared
16 386 (5.65%) Scrum
17 384 (5.62%) Project Planning
18 383 (5.61%) Risk Management
19 341 (4.99%) SC Cleared
20 340 (4.98%) Programme Management
21 336 (4.92%) PMO
22 330 (4.83%) CRM
23 322 (4.72%) SAP
24 318 (4.66%) E-Commerce
25 316 (4.63%) Degree
26 314 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
27 311 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 306 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
29 283 (4.14%) 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
1 167 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 94 (1.38%) CMS
3 80 (1.17%) Confluence
4 40 (0.59%) Skype for Business
5 33 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 22 (0.32%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.28%) Documentum
7 19 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (0.23%) MS Project Server
8 16 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (0.19%) SAS
10 12 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.088%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.088%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.073%) Apache
14 5 (0.073%) Drupal
14 5 (0.073%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.073%) Umbraco
Applications
1 450 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
2 208 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 122 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 99 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.073%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.044%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.029%) HipChat
9 2 (0.029%) InDesign
9 2 (0.029%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.015%) CATIA
10 1 (0.015%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.015%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.015%) Maya
10 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 95 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 25 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 25 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 20 (0.29%) Maximo
5 20 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 19 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 18 (0.26%) SAP FI
8 16 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
9 15 (0.22%) SAP BPC
10 14 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
12 12 (0.18%) Elite 3E
13 11 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
13 11 (0.16%) Primavera
14 10 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
14 10 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 250 (3.66%) Office 365
2 151 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (1.16%) SaaS
5 46 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
7 25 (0.37%) IaaS
8 21 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.29%) PaaS
10 15 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.10%) Bluemix
11 7 (0.10%) G Suite
11 7 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.088%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (0.088%) Taleo
12 6 (0.088%) Trello
12 6 (0.088%) Yammer
13 5 (0.073%) Veeva
14 3 (0.044%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.044%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (2.23%) WAN
2 133 (1.95%) LAN
3 76 (1.11%) SMS
4 69 (1.01%) Firewall
5 59 (0.86%) Skype
6 49 (0.72%) VoIP
7 48 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
8 47 (0.69%) Internet
9 37 (0.54%) IP Telephony
10 34 (0.50%) SAN
11 31 (0.45%) Unified Communications
12 30 (0.44%) Intranet
13 29 (0.42%) MPLS
13 29 (0.42%) Wireless
14 28 (0.41%) Network Security
15 21 (0.31%) DNS
16 19 (0.28%) Broadband
16 19 (0.28%) VPN
17 15 (0.22%) ATM
17 15 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
2 63 (0.92%) Big Data
2 63 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 45 (0.66%) Blockchain
4 31 (0.45%) Hadoop
5 24 (0.35%) SAP HANA
6 23 (0.34%) SAP BW
7 22 (0.32%) Power BI
8 19 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (0.22%) Data Lake
11 14 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.13%) EDRMS
13 9 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
13 9 (0.13%) QlikView
14 7 (0.10%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.10%) GIS
14 7 (0.10%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.088%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 191 (2.80%) JIRA
2 10 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.073%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (0.073%) VersionOne
3 5 (0.073%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.073%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.044%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.044%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.029%) GitLab
5 2 (0.029%) Selenium
5 2 (0.029%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.029%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.015%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.015%) GCC
6 1 (0.015%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.015%) git-flow
6 1 (0.015%) Maven
6 1 (0.015%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.015%) TestRail
6 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
General
1 2,128 (31.16%) Finance
2 569 (8.33%) Banking
3 496 (7.26%) Retail
4 260 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 256 (3.75%) Marketing
6 222 (3.25%) Legal
7 165 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 134 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 112 (1.64%) Law
10 95 (1.39%) Front Office
11 86 (1.26%) Retail Banking
12 84 (1.23%) Advertising
13 62 (0.91%) Back Office
14 58 (0.85%) Automotive
15 56 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
16 55 (0.81%) Billing
17 45 (0.66%) French Language
18 44 (0.64%) Local Government
19 39 (0.57%) Publishing
20 34 (0.50%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (0.64%) HTML
2 42 (0.62%) Web Services
3 38 (0.56%) .NET
4 33 (0.48%) CSS
5 25 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 24 (0.35%) Middleware
7 19 (0.28%) XML
8 16 (0.23%) J2EE
9 10 (0.15%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.13%) SailPoint
11 8 (0.12%) HTML5
12 7 (0.10%) Velocity
13 6 (0.088%) Kafka
14 5 (0.073%) EDI
14 5 (0.073%) SOAP
15 4 (0.059%) Django
15 4 (0.059%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.059%) LDAP
15 4 (0.059%) Mason
15 4 (0.059%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 314 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 259 (3.79%) Data Centre
3 202 (2.96%) PMI
4 124 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 119 (1.74%) Virtual Team
6 89 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 85 (1.24%) FMCG
8 81 (1.19%) NHS
8 81 (1.19%) User Experience
9 67 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 62 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
11 53 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (0.60%) Derivative
13 38 (0.56%) Equities
14 35 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 35 (0.51%) Fixed Income
15 30 (0.44%) Market Risk
16 28 (0.41%) Credit Risk
17 25 (0.37%) Fintech
18 24 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 247 (3.62%) Windows
2 126 (1.85%) Windows 10
3 40 (0.59%) Linux
4 37 (0.54%) Apple iOS
4 37 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 35 (0.51%) Unix
6 34 (0.50%) Android
7 31 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.19%) AIX
9 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.13%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.10%) Solaris
12 7 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.029%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.029%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.029%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.015%) HPUX
15 1 (0.015%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,194 (46.77%) Project Management
2 1,877 (27.49%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,710 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
4 1,686 (24.69%) PRINCE2
5 645 (9.45%) Migration
6 543 (7.95%) Change Management
7 451 (6.60%) Waterfall
8 386 (5.65%) Scrum
9 384 (5.62%) Project Planning
10 383 (5.61%) Risk Management
11 340 (4.98%) Programme Management
12 330 (4.83%) CRM
13 318 (4.66%) E-Commerce
14 283 (4.14%) ERP
15 279 (4.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 266 (3.90%) Project Governance
17 259 (3.79%) SDLC
18 242 (3.54%) Matrix Organization
19 241 (3.53%) ITIL
20 233 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 82 (1.20%) SQL
2 76 (1.11%) Java
3 68 (1.00%) C
4 38 (0.56%) C#
5 35 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 18 (0.26%) Python
7 14 (0.21%) PHP
8 8 (0.12%) VBA
9 7 (0.10%) C++
10 5 (0.073%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.059%) ABAP
11 4 (0.059%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.059%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.059%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.044%) Erlang
12 3 (0.044%) R
12 3 (0.044%) Ruby
13 2 (0.029%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.029%) Scala
13 2 (0.029%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 470 (6.88%) PMP
2 454 (6.65%) PMI Certification
3 450 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 341 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 316 (4.63%) Degree
6 311 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 306 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 90 (1.32%) APMP
9 52 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 43 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 43 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 36 (0.53%) ISEB
12 33 (0.48%) CISSP
13 29 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.19%) CISM
16 11 (0.16%) HNC
17 10 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (0.15%) MBA
18 9 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 492 (7.20%) GDPR
2 336 (4.92%) PMO
3 193 (2.83%) QA
4 66 (0.97%) MiFID
5 63 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.57%) SLA
7 29 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 25 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
10 18 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 17 (0.25%) EMIR
11 17 (0.25%) IFRS
12 15 (0.22%) GxP
13 13 (0.19%) PMBOK
14 12 (0.18%) IFRS 9
15 11 (0.16%) COBIT
16 10 (0.15%) ISO 9001
17 9 (0.13%) AIFMD
17 9 (0.13%) FATCA
18 8 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 81 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.15%) XenApp
4 9 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.10%) Docker
6 5 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.059%) Firmware
7 4 (0.059%) HDFS
7 4 (0.059%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.029%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.029%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.015%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.015%) IAG
10 1 (0.015%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.015%) Samba
10 1 (0.015%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.015%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (0.83%) SCCM
2 17 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.13%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.10%) MOM
7 6 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.059%) Ansible
8 4 (0.059%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.059%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.059%) SCOM
9 3 (0.044%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.044%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.044%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.044%) Oozie
9 3 (0.044%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.044%) Terraform
10 2 (0.029%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.029%) Nagios
10 2 (0.029%) Puppet
Vendors
1 512 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 322 (4.72%) SAP
3 226 (3.31%) Oracle
4 149 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 127 (1.86%) Cisco
6 86 (1.26%) Citrix
7 85 (1.24%) VMware
8 61 (0.89%) IBM
9 55 (0.81%) Workday
10 49 (0.72%) hybris
11 43 (0.63%) Capita
12 32 (0.47%) Adobe
12 32 (0.47%) NetApp
13 26 (0.38%) Google
13 26 (0.38%) HP
13 26 (0.38%) ServiceNow
14 22 (0.32%) Remedy
15 21 (0.31%) CheckPoint
16 20 (0.29%) Splunk
17 19 (0.28%) Tableau