Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 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 7021 7104 9738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.81% 6.75% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.18% 7.12% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4940 5070 6650
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 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 67
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.89 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.42% -15.67% +22.83%
10th Percentile £20.08 £19.90 £19.69
90th Percentile £56.60 £56.88 £62.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £39.05
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.76% +8.46%

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +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 £17.50

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 6484 £460 +2.22% 463
UK excluding London +5 3900 £425 +1.19% 308
London -4 2987 £500 - 193
South East +3 1312 £450 +2.86% 82
North of England +3 733 £425 +6.25% 68
Midlands +8 683 £425 - 54
West Midlands +11 440 £440 +3.53% 35
Scotland +8 395 £425 +9.68% 26
East of England -4 369 £438 +2.94% 35
South West +5 357 £410 +2.56% 31
Yorkshire +14 341 £425 +6.25% 33
North West -5 318 £425 +3.66% 28
East Midlands -5 234 £413 -0.60% 19
North East +24 75 £495 +41.43% 7
Wales +22 52 £419 +4.69% 10
Channel Islands +3 4 £500 -
Northern Ireland -47 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 23 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 3290 (46.86%) Project Management
2 2281 (32.49%) Finance
3 1847 (26.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 1754 (24.98%) PRINCE2
5 1652 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 699 (9.96%) Banking
7 695 (9.90%) Migration
8 564 (8.03%) Change Management
9 538 (7.66%) Microsoft
10 499 (7.11%) Retail
11 465 (6.62%) PMI Certification
12 464 (6.61%) PMP
12 464 (6.61%) Microsoft Project
13 453 (6.45%) Security Cleared
14 434 (6.18%) Waterfall
15 403 (5.74%) Project Planning
16 402 (5.73%) Risk Management
17 401 (5.71%) GDPR
18 395 (5.63%) Scrum
19 373 (5.31%) Programme Management
20 361 (5.14%) CRM
21 355 (5.06%) PMO
22 339 (4.83%) SAP
23 337 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 335 (4.77%) Degree
25 329 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
26 328 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
27 319 (4.54%) ITIL
28 311 (4.43%) SC Cleared
29 303 (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
1 215 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 80 (1.14%) Confluence
3 72 (1.03%) CMS
4 48 (0.68%) 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
9 17 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.21%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.19%) Documentum
12 11 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.16%) SharePoint 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
1 464 (6.61%) Microsoft Project
2 244 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
3 222 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 147 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 114 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.085%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.071%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.043%) Windchill
10 2 (0.028%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.014%) EngageOne
11 1 (0.014%) HipChat
11 1 (0.014%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 99 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.97%) 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%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 292 (4.16%) Office 365
2 155 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (0.98%) SaaS
5 34 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
6 33 (0.47%) IaaS
7 30 (0.43%) PaaS
8 25 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 12 (0.17%) Veeva
11 8 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.100%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (0.100%) Yammer
13 5 (0.071%) G Suite
13 5 (0.071%) Taleo
14 4 (0.057%) Bluemix
14 4 (0.057%) Dialogflow
14 4 (0.057%) Slack
14 4 (0.057%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 182 (2.59%) WAN
2 166 (2.36%) LAN
3 90 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
4 84 (1.20%) SMS
5 60 (0.85%) Skype
6 57 (0.81%) Firewall
7 53 (0.75%) VoIP
8 52 (0.74%) Internet
9 38 (0.54%) Wireless
10 34 (0.48%) Intranet
11 32 (0.46%) SAN
12 31 (0.44%) Network Security
13 30 (0.43%) Broadband
13 30 (0.43%) Unified Communications
14 27 (0.38%) MPLS
15 25 (0.36%) IP Telephony
16 20 (0.28%) 4G
17 19 (0.27%) WLAN
18 17 (0.24%) VPN
19 14 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 67 (0.95%) Big Data
3 57 (0.81%) SQL Server
4 25 (0.36%) Blockchain
4 25 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.26%) Power BI
6 17 (0.24%) SAP HANA
7 16 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
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
1 163 (2.32%) 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 2281 (32.49%) Finance
2 699 (9.96%) Banking
3 499 (7.11%) Retail
4 292 (4.16%) Marketing
5 283 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 211 (3.01%) Legal
7 195 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 193 (2.75%) Investment Banking
9 108 (1.54%) Front Office
10 87 (1.24%) Advertising
11 81 (1.15%) Law
12 73 (1.04%) Back Office
12 73 (1.04%) Retail Banking
13 72 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 61 (0.87%) Automotive
15 52 (0.74%) Billing
16 44 (0.63%) Publishing
17 43 (0.61%) Local Government
18 40 (0.57%) Financial Institution
19 30 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (0.61%) .NET
2 38 (0.54%) HTML
3 28 (0.40%) Middleware
4 22 (0.31%) CSS
5 21 (0.30%) J2EE
6 20 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 19 (0.27%) Web Services
8 15 (0.21%) XML
9 10 (0.14%) EDI
9 10 (0.14%) HTML5
10 8 (0.11%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.11%) Kafka
11 7 (0.100%) Django
12 6 (0.085%) MXNet
12 6 (0.085%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (0.085%) REST
12 6 (0.085%) SAPUI5
12 6 (0.085%) TensorFlow
12 6 (0.085%) Theano
13 5 (0.071%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 328 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 275 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 219 (3.12%) PMI
4 150 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 147 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 98 (1.40%) NHS
7 80 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 76 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 72 (1.03%) FMCG
10 70 (1.00%) User Experience
11 67 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 65 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
13 49 (0.70%) Derivative
14 45 (0.64%) Fixed Income
15 43 (0.61%) Equities
16 36 (0.51%) Fintech
17 32 (0.46%) Market Risk
18 30 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
19 27 (0.38%) Credit Risk
20 26 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 260 (3.70%) Windows
2 120 (1.71%) Windows 10
3 48 (0.68%) Linux
4 46 (0.66%) Unix
4 46 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 36 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 24 (0.34%) Android
7 18 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 18 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.24%) Solaris
9 12 (0.17%) AIX
9 12 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.13%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.085%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.057%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.028%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.014%) HPUX
15 1 (0.014%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.014%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3290 (46.86%) Project Management
2 1847 (26.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 1754 (24.98%) PRINCE2
4 1652 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 695 (9.90%) Migration
6 564 (8.03%) Change Management
7 434 (6.18%) Waterfall
8 403 (5.74%) Project Planning
9 402 (5.73%) Risk Management
10 395 (5.63%) Scrum
11 373 (5.31%) Programme Management
12 361 (5.14%) CRM
13 329 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 319 (4.54%) ITIL
15 303 (4.32%) ERP
16 301 (4.29%) E-Commerce
17 236 (3.36%) Project Governance
18 229 (3.26%) Supplier Management
19 228 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
19 228 (3.25%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 85 (1.21%) Java
2 80 (1.14%) SQL
3 54 (0.77%) C
4 33 (0.47%) JavaScript
5 25 (0.36%) 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
3 453 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 337 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 335 (4.77%) Degree
6 311 (4.43%) SC Cleared
7 251 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 94 (1.34%) APMP
9 72 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 59 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 35 (0.50%) ISEB
12 33 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 25 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 19 (0.27%) 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%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (5.71%) GDPR
2 355 (5.06%) PMO
3 184 (2.62%) QA
4 103 (1.47%) MiFID
5 54 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (0.61%) 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%) Dodd-Frank
14 11 (0.16%) IFRS 9
15 10 (0.14%) PMBOK
15 10 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.13%) AIFMD
17 8 (0.11%) FATCA
17 8 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 83 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.085%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.071%) Docker
6 4 (0.057%) Firmware
6 4 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.043%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.043%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.043%) XenApp
8 2 (0.028%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.028%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.028%) HDFS
8 2 (0.028%) IAG
8 2 (0.028%) vSphere
8 2 (0.028%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.014%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 49 (0.70%) 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
1 538 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 339 (4.83%) SAP
3 232 (3.30%) Oracle
4 121 (1.72%) Cisco
5 116 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 72 (1.03%) VMware
7 67 (0.95%) Citrix
8 56 (0.80%) Workday
9 51 (0.73%) IBM
10 30 (0.43%) Motorola
10 30 (0.43%) ServiceNow
11 28 (0.40%) Google
12 27 (0.38%) Adobe
13 24 (0.34%) hybris
14 23 (0.33%) NetApp
14 23 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
15 22 (0.31%) HP
16 21 (0.30%) Avaya
17 19 (0.27%) Capita
18 18 (0.26%) JD Edwards