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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 16 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 179 192 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.25% 7.34% 9.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 7.99% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 119 124
Average daily rate
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£409 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +2.94%
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
2237 2402 2691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.60% 91.78% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1137 991
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 90 104
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 56 £380 -10.58% 14
Newbury +2 20 £425 - 4
Slough -8 15 £450 +7.14% 2
Maidenhead +1 12 £356 +13.09% 3
Bracknell -10 8 £388 -8.82% 1
Windsor -1 3 - -
Wokingham - 2 £350 -
Ascot - - - -
Project Manager
South East

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 243 (49.90%) Project Management
2 189 (38.81%) PRINCE2
3 182 (37.37%) Telecoms
4 108 (22.18%) Finance
5 89 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (12.53%) PMI Certification
8 60 (12.32%) PMP
9 55 (11.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 50 (10.27%) CRM
11 47 (9.65%) Microsoft
12 42 (8.62%) PRINCE
13 41 (8.42%) Risk Management
14 39 (8.01%) MS Project
14 39 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (7.80%) Change Management
16 37 (7.60%) Oracle
17 36 (7.39%) ITIL
17 36 (7.39%) Project Planning
18 34 (6.98%) MS Office
19 31 (6.37%) MS Excel
20 29 (5.95%) Programme Management
20 29 (5.95%) Migration
21 27 (5.54%) SAP
21 27 (5.54%) Billing
21 27 (5.54%) Change Control
22 26 (5.34%) Marketing
22 26 (5.34%) Supplier Management
23 25 (5.13%) Time Management
24 24 (4.93%) Degree

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 22 (4.52%) CMS
2 21 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.29%) Drupal
4 5 (1.03%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.62%) WordPress
6 3 (0.62%) Confluence
6 3 (0.62%) Documentum
6 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.62%) Lync
7 2 (0.41%) SAS
7 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.41%) SAP Portal
7 2 (0.41%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (8.01%) MS Project
2 34 (6.98%) MS Office
3 31 (6.37%) MS Excel
4 17 (3.49%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.41%) Maya
8 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.21%) Agresso
6 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (1.03%) Office 365
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.67%) 4G
2 12 (2.46%) Internet
2 12 (2.46%) 3G
3 7 (1.44%) SDH
4 6 (1.23%) MPLS
4 6 (1.23%) MVNO
4 6 (1.23%) Firewall
4 6 (1.23%) Intranet
5 5 (1.03%) 2G
5 5 (1.03%) WAN
6 4 (0.82%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.82%) ATM
6 4 (0.82%) NFC
6 4 (0.82%) LTE
7 3 (0.62%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.62%) LAN
7 3 (0.62%) SAN
8 2 (0.41%) SS7
8 2 (0.41%) INAP
8 2 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (0.82%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.41%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.21%) Big Data
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.21%) Spotfire
4 1 (0.21%) QlikView
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.21%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.21%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.21%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (0.62%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.21%) MSI
3 1 (0.21%) CruiseControl
General
1 182 (37.37%) Telecoms
2 108 (22.18%) Finance
3 27 (5.54%) Billing
4 26 (5.34%) Marketing
5 19 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (3.70%) Retail
7 10 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.64%) Banking
9 6 (1.23%) Legal
9 6 (1.23%) Back Office
9 6 (1.23%) Electronics
10 5 (1.03%) German Language
11 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.82%) Automotive
11 4 (0.82%) Advertising
12 3 (0.62%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.05%) .NET
2 7 (1.44%) HTML
3 5 (1.03%) Web Services
4 4 (0.82%) HTML5
5 3 (0.62%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.62%) J2EE
6 2 (0.41%) CSS
6 2 (0.41%) Middleware
6 2 (0.41%) Spring
6 2 (0.41%) Java EE
7 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.21%) Mason
7 1 (0.21%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.21%) XHTML
7 1 (0.21%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.26%) NHS
3 8 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.44%) User Experience
4 7 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.23%) FMCG
5 6 (1.23%) iSeries
5 6 (1.23%) DTV
6 4 (0.82%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.62%) Open Source
8 2 (0.41%) Social Media
8 2 (0.41%) IVR
8 2 (0.41%) Life Science
8 2 (0.41%) CMDB
8 2 (0.41%) PMI
8 2 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.21%) EPoS
9 1 (0.21%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.26%) Windows
2 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
3 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.21%) UNIX
4 1 (0.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (49.90%) Project Management
2 189 (38.81%) PRINCE2
3 89 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (10.27%) CRM
6 42 (8.62%) PRINCE
7 41 (8.42%) Risk Management
8 38 (7.80%) Change Management
9 36 (7.39%) ITIL
9 36 (7.39%) Project Planning
10 29 (5.95%) Migration
10 29 (5.95%) Programme Management
11 27 (5.54%) Change Control
12 26 (5.34%) Supplier Management
13 25 (5.13%) Time Management
14 20 (4.11%) Matrix Management
15 19 (3.90%) Service Management
15 19 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (3.49%) E-Commerce
16 17 (3.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.46%) SQL
2 6 (1.23%) C
3 5 (1.03%) Java
4 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.41%) PHP
5 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 61 (12.53%) PMI Certification
2 60 (12.32%) PMP
3 55 (11.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (4.93%) Degree
5 20 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (2.87%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.05%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.23%) MAPM
10 4 (0.82%) CISM
10 4 (0.82%) CISSP
11 3 (0.62%) CAPM
12 2 (0.41%) CIMA
12 2 (0.41%) HND
12 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.21%) CCEE
13 1 (0.21%) CCAA
13 1 (0.21%) CCIA
13 1 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.26%) QA
3 9 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.03%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.62%) GMP
7 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) SCCM
1 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.21%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.60%) Oracle
3 27 (5.54%) SAP
4 19 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.08%) Metastorm
6 10 (2.05%) Cisco
7 8 (1.64%) VMware
8 6 (1.23%) IBM
8 6 (1.23%) Citrix
9 5 (1.03%) Lotus
9 5 (1.03%) Amdocs
9 5 (1.03%) Open Text
10 4 (0.82%) EMC
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe
11 3 (0.62%) Remedy
12 2 (0.41%) Huawei
12 2 (0.41%) F5
12 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.41%) HP
12 2 (0.41%) Cognos
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