The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 19 23 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 183 184 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.92% 7.03% 10.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.75% 7.73% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 138 144
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.92% -67.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.40 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.61% +15.07%
Project Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2360 2381 2241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.22% 90.95% 91.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1194 904
Average daily rate £390 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 88 136
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 58 £380 -10.58% 4
Newbury +3 25 £425 +3.03% 3
Slough -22 12 £450 - 3
Maidenhead +6 11 £276 -26.33% 1
Bracknell -8 8 £450 +11.80% 2
Windsor -4 5 £375 -21.05%
Wokingham +2 2 £350 -19.07%
Thatcham - - - -
Project Manager
South East

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title.

1 221 (54.43%) Project Management
2 174 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 157 (38.67%) Telecoms
4 74 (18.23%) Finance
5 58 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (13.55%) PMI Certification
7 50 (12.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 50 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (12.07%) PMP
9 43 (10.59%) Microsoft
10 39 (9.61%) Project Planning
11 37 (9.11%) ITIL
12 36 (8.87%) Risk Management
13 35 (8.62%) PRINCE
13 35 (8.62%) Change Management
14 33 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (7.88%) Migration
16 31 (7.64%) MS Project
16 31 (7.64%) CRM
17 30 (7.39%) MS Office
18 28 (6.90%) SAP
18 28 (6.90%) Programme Management
19 27 (6.65%) Billing
19 27 (6.65%) Supplier Management
20 23 (5.67%) Degree
21 21 (5.17%) MS Excel
21 21 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 20 (4.93%) Oracle
22 20 (4.93%) Change Control
23 19 (4.68%) Time Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.19%) CMS
2 15 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.69%) Drupal
3 3 (0.74%) Confluence
3 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.49%) WordPress
4 2 (0.49%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.49%) Lync
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) AquaLogic Service Bus
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.25%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (7.64%) MS Project
2 30 (7.39%) MS Office
3 21 (5.17%) MS Excel
4 17 (4.19%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.49%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.49%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.49%) HFM
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.74%) SaaS
2 3 (0.74%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) Force.com
4 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.45%) Internet
2 11 (2.71%) MPLS
2 11 (2.71%) 4G
3 10 (2.46%) 3G
4 8 (1.97%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.72%) SDH
5 7 (1.72%) Firewall
6 6 (1.48%) WAN
6 6 (1.48%) ATM
7 5 (1.23%) MVNO
8 4 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.99%) LAN
9 3 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.74%) BGP
9 3 (0.74%) Network Security
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.49%) LTE
10 2 (0.49%) LLU
10 2 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (0.74%) QlikView
2 2 (0.49%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.25%) Essbase
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 157 (38.67%) Telecoms
2 74 (18.23%) Finance
3 27 (6.65%) Billing
4 16 (3.94%) Marketing
4 16 (3.94%) Retail
5 14 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.97%) Banking
7 7 (1.72%) German Language
7 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.48%) Legal
9 4 (0.99%) Back Office
9 4 (0.99%) Electronics
9 4 (0.99%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.49%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.99%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.74%) J2EE
2 3 (0.74%) EDI
2 3 (0.74%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.49%) Spring
3 2 (0.49%) Java EE
3 2 (0.49%) Mason
3 2 (0.49%) Visualforce
3 2 (0.49%) HTML
3 2 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) CGI
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.25%) CSS
4 1 (0.25%) Struts
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.25%) HTML5
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.72%) PMI
4 5 (1.23%) NHS
5 4 (0.99%) DTV
6 3 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.74%) FMCG
6 3 (0.74%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.74%) Open Source
6 3 (0.74%) User Experience
7 2 (0.49%) PKI
7 2 (0.49%) IVR
7 2 (0.49%) Life Science
7 2 (0.49%) CMDB
7 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.25%) Economics
8 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.22%) Windows
2 4 (0.99%) Linux
3 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.49%) UNIX
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (54.43%) Project Management
2 174 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 58 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.61%) Project Planning
6 37 (9.11%) ITIL
7 36 (8.87%) Risk Management
8 35 (8.62%) Change Management
8 35 (8.62%) PRINCE
9 32 (7.88%) Migration
10 31 (7.64%) CRM
11 28 (6.90%) Programme Management
12 27 (6.65%) Supplier Management
13 20 (4.93%) Change Control
14 19 (4.68%) Time Management
15 18 (4.43%) Service Management
16 16 (3.94%) Service Delivery
16 16 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (3.94%) Matrix Management
17 15 (3.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.72%) C
2 6 (1.48%) Java
3 2 (0.49%) SQL
3 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.25%) PHP
4 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 55 (13.55%) PMI Certification
2 50 (12.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 49 (12.07%) PMP
4 23 (5.67%) Degree
5 21 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (4.19%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.23%) CISM
9 5 (1.23%) CISSP
9 5 (1.23%) MAPM
10 3 (0.74%) CAPM
11 2 (0.49%) CIMA
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.25%) HND
12 1 (0.25%) CCNP
12 1 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.48%) QA
5 5 (1.23%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.99%) SLA
7 2 (0.49%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.74%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.25%) Netcool
2 1 (0.25%) SCCM
2 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 43 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.90%) SAP
3 20 (4.93%) Oracle
4 8 (1.97%) Cisco
5 7 (1.72%) Amdocs
6 6 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.23%) VMware
8 4 (0.99%) Remedy
8 4 (0.99%) EMC
9 3 (0.74%) Pegasus
9 3 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.74%) Adobe
9 3 (0.74%) HP
9 3 (0.74%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.74%) F5
10 2 (0.49%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.49%) Websense
10 2 (0.49%) Metastorm
10 2 (0.49%) Citrix
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