The median contractor rate for a Project Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 21 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 3277 3918 4815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.96% 7.27% 8.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 7.67% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2276 2771 3360
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 33
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% -2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.18 £19.90 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £86.90 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.89% -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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 12 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 28 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 3068 £450 - 420
UK excluding London +1 1797 £425 - 302
London -2 1413 £500 - 141
South East +1 563 £450 +1.69% 75
North of England +1 374 £425 +6.25% 84
Midlands +2 311 £425 -4.49% 60
South West +4 201 £375 -6.25% 30
East of England -10 180 £450 +5.88% 26
Scotland -1 139 £416 +4.06% 22
Wales +5 28 £413 +10.73% 4
Isle of Man - 2 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 3210 (48.97%) Project Management
2 1990 (30.36%) Finance
3 1745 (26.62%) PRINCE2
4 1609 (24.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1377 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
6 724 (11.05%) Migration
7 634 (9.67%) Banking
8 549 (8.38%) Microsoft
9 547 (8.34%) Change Management
10 499 (7.61%) Retail
11 456 (6.96%) Security Cleared
12 450 (6.86%) PMI Certification
13 428 (6.53%) Microsoft Project
14 411 (6.27%) ITIL
15 399 (6.09%) PMP
16 366 (5.58%) Risk Management
17 362 (5.52%) SAP
18 339 (5.17%) Scrum
19 334 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 326 (4.97%) Waterfall
21 321 (4.90%) CRM
22 320 (4.88%) SC Cleared
23 309 (4.71%) Data Centre
24 306 (4.67%) PMO
25 297 (4.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 295 (4.50%) Telecoms
27 288 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
28 287 (4.38%) Project Planning
29 273 (4.16%) Programme Management
30 263 (4.01%) 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
1 174 (2.65%) 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 16 (0.24%) Drupal
9 15 (0.23%) SAS
10 14 (0.21%) IIS
10 14 (0.21%) MS Project Server
11 12 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.12%) Documentum
13 8 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.092%) IBM Domino
14 6 (0.092%) JBoss
14 6 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.076%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.076%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 428 (6.53%) Microsoft Project
2 227 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
3 161 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 121 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 100 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.076%) 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
7 18 (0.27%) Maximo
8 15 (0.23%) Actimize
8 15 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 12 (0.18%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.17%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.17%) Primavera
10 11 (0.17%) thinkFolio
11 8 (0.12%) SAP BPC
11 8 (0.12%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 258 (3.94%) Office 365
2 131 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (0.69%) 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
11 7 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.076%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.076%) Trello
12 5 (0.076%) Veeva
13 4 (0.061%) GitHub
14 3 (0.046%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.046%) Boomi
14 3 (0.046%) Taleo
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 (0.88%) Firewall
6 57 (0.87%) Internet
7 52 (0.79%) Intranet
8 50 (0.76%) VoIP
9 38 (0.58%) Wireless
10 35 (0.53%) SAN
11 31 (0.47%) Unified Communications
12 28 (0.43%) Network Security
13 22 (0.34%) 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%) IP Telephony
17 14 (0.21%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (0.75%) SQL Server
3 47 (0.72%) Big Data
4 24 (0.37%) SAP HANA
5 21 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (0.26%) 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%) MS Access
12 9 (0.14%) Power BI
12 9 (0.14%) QlikView
12 9 (0.14%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.11%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 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 1990 (30.36%) Finance
2 634 (9.67%) Banking
3 499 (7.61%) Retail
4 295 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 222 (3.39%) Marketing
6 201 (3.07%) Investment Banking
7 192 (2.93%) Legal
8 141 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 114 (1.74%) Front Office
10 85 (1.30%) Law
11 75 (1.14%) Advertising
12 74 (1.13%) Back Office
13 67 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
14 65 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 53 (0.81%) Publishing
16 48 (0.73%) Billing
17 47 (0.72%) Automotive
18 40 (0.61%) Financial Institution
19 37 (0.56%) Local Government
20 35 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (0.61%) .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%) jQuery
13 3 (0.046%) Visualforce
13 3 (0.046%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 309 (4.71%) Data Centre
2 288 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (3.57%) PMI
4 151 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 84 (1.28%) NHS
5 84 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 75 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 72 (1.10%) User Experience
8 64 (0.98%) FMCG
9 59 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 53 (0.81%) Derivative
11 48 (0.73%) EPoS
11 48 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 44 (0.67%) Fintech
13 39 (0.59%) Computer Science
13 39 (0.59%) Fixed Income
14 32 (0.49%) Equities
15 27 (0.41%) Life Science
15 27 (0.41%) Reference Data
16 26 (0.40%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 249 (3.80%) Windows
2 121 (1.85%) Windows 10
3 51 (0.78%) Linux
4 48 (0.73%) Unix
5 31 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 30 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.20%) AIX
9 12 (0.18%) Android
9 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.15%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.11%) Solaris
12 6 (0.092%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.092%) zOS
13 3 (0.046%) OS/2
14 2 (0.031%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.031%) MVS
14 2 (0.031%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.031%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.031%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3210 (48.97%) Project Management
2 1745 (26.62%) PRINCE2
3 1609 (24.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1377 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
5 724 (11.05%) Migration
6 547 (8.34%) Change Management
7 411 (6.27%) ITIL
8 366 (5.58%) Risk Management
9 339 (5.17%) Scrum
10 326 (4.97%) Waterfall
11 321 (4.90%) CRM
12 287 (4.38%) Project Planning
13 273 (4.16%) Programme Management
14 263 (4.01%) ERP
15 261 (3.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 254 (3.87%) Business Analysis
17 230 (3.51%) SDLC
18 225 (3.43%) Supplier Management
19 222 (3.39%) E-Commerce
20 193 (2.94%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 100 (1.53%) SQL
2 78 (1.19%) C
3 65 (0.99%) Java
4 17 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (0.17%) C#
5 11 (0.17%) PHP
5 11 (0.17%) Python
6 7 (0.11%) C++
7 6 (0.092%) VBA
8 5 (0.076%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.076%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.061%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.061%) Ruby
10 3 (0.046%) ABAP
10 3 (0.046%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.046%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.046%) Perl
10 3 (0.046%) R
10 3 (0.046%) VBScript
11 2 (0.031%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 456 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 450 (6.86%) PMI Certification
3 399 (6.09%) PMP
4 334 (5.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 320 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 297 (4.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 259 (3.95%) 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 27 (0.41%) 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 11 (0.17%) MAPM
19 10 (0.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (4.67%) PMO
2 168 (2.56%) QA
3 138 (2.11%) GDPR
4 125 (1.91%) 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 18 (0.27%) GxP
12 17 (0.26%) PMBOK
13 16 (0.24%) ISO 9000
14 13 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 11 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 11 (0.17%) SEPA
16 10 (0.15%) FATCA
17 9 (0.14%) IFRS
System Software
1 89 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (0.14%) XenApp
5 8 (0.12%) Hyper-V
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%) Docker
10 1 (0.015%) HDFS
10 1 (0.015%) IAG
10 1 (0.015%) vCloud
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%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.046%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.046%) QRadar
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%) vRealize
Vendors
1 549 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 362 (5.52%) SAP
3 234 (3.57%) Oracle
4 141 (2.15%) Cisco
5 92 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 66 (1.01%) VMware
7 58 (0.88%) Citrix
8 42 (0.64%) Workday
9 38 (0.58%) IBM
10 37 (0.56%) Remedy
11 33 (0.50%) Avaya
11 33 (0.50%) iManage
12 29 (0.44%) Google
12 29 (0.44%) Motorola
13 22 (0.34%) JD Edwards
13 22 (0.34%) ServiceNow
14 19 (0.29%) Tableau
15 18 (0.27%) Sage
16 17 (0.26%) CheckPoint
16 17 (0.26%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Tony Timmins Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £435 per day (negotiable dependent on experience)
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £490 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £3500.00 - £4000.00 per month
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day £275 - £325
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £320 per day Dependent on Experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Rate: £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday