The median contractor rate for a Senior IT Project Manager was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

Senior IT Project Manager
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 613 626
Rank change year-on-year +35 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior IT Project Manager 23 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.058% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.061% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 15
Median daily rate £563 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -22.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £598 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £513
% change year-on-year +12.50% -21.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior IT Project Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior IT Project Manager in the UK

Senior IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior IT Project Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior IT Project Manager in the UK

Senior IT Project Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior IT Project Manager over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior IT Project Manager in the UK

Senior IT Project Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior IT Project Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior IT Project Manager in the UK

Senior IT Project Manager
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior IT Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +43 23 £563 +32.35% 3
London +23 13 £575 -4.16%
South East +20 5 £455 +13.75% 1
City of London - 4 £575 -
West Sussex +20 3 £443 -
South West +6 2 £373 -
West Midlands +26 1 - - 1
Cheshire +23 1 £550 +29.41%
North West +18 1 £550 +29.41%
Surrey +3 1 £575 +4.54%
Gatwick +2 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Cornwall - 1 £370 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 £550 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £575 -
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Senior IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior IT 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 Senior IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Project Management
3 17 (36.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (34.78%) PRINCE2
5 9 (19.57%) Banking
5 9 (19.57%) Matrix Organization
6 8 (17.39%) Project Planning
7 7 (15.22%) QA
7 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (15.22%) PMP
7 7 (15.22%) Migration
8 6 (13.04%) C
8 6 (13.04%) ITIL
8 6 (13.04%) Investment Management
8 6 (13.04%) SEPA
9 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
9 5 (10.87%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.70%) Critical Path Analysis
10 4 (8.70%) Degree
10 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
10 4 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (8.70%) PMO
11 3 (6.52%) Work Breakdown Structure
11 3 (6.52%) Business Transformation
11 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (6.52%) Dependency Management
11 3 (6.52%) SDLC
11 3 (6.52%) Microsoft

Senior IT 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 1 (2.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (2.17%) Maximo
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) PSTN
2 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 22 (47.83%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) CCTV
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) SCADA
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) VMS
1 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Project Management
2 17 (36.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (34.78%) PRINCE2
4 9 (19.57%) Matrix Organization
5 8 (17.39%) Project Planning
6 7 (15.22%) Migration
7 6 (13.04%) Investment Management
7 6 (13.04%) ITIL
8 5 (10.87%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.70%) Critical Path Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
10 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.52%) Business Transformation
10 3 (6.52%) Change Control
10 3 (6.52%) Dependency Management
10 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.52%) Project Governance
10 3 (6.52%) SDLC
10 3 (6.52%) Supplier Management
10 3 (6.52%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) C
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) PMP
2 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 6 (13.04%) SEPA
3 4 (8.70%) PMO
4 3 (6.52%) GxP
5 1 (2.17%) MiFID
5 1 (2.17%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.17%) Charles River
3 1 (2.17%) Kronos
3 1 (2.17%) Lancope
3 1 (2.17%) Planview
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) SimCorp