The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 31 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.91% 10.56% 8.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.39% 11.31% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 21
Average daily rate
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£433 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £517 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £405 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.05% +0.80%
Project Manager
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
330 336 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.83% 93.33% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 200 139
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 57
Average hourly rate £17.00 £39.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.96% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 28 (51.85%) Project Management
2 27 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.78%) Scrum
5 14 (25.93%) SAP
6 12 (22.22%) ITIL
6 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 10 (18.52%) Degree
7 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 8 (14.81%) PMI Certification
9 7 (12.96%) PMI
9 7 (12.96%) Service Management
10 5 (9.26%) SaaS
10 5 (9.26%) Java
10 5 (9.26%) .NET
11 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
11 4 (7.41%) E-Learning
11 4 (7.41%) Publishing
11 4 (7.41%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (7.41%) Games
11 4 (7.41%) Project Planning
12 3 (5.56%) JIRA
12 3 (5.56%) Retail
12 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (5.56%) SAP HANA
12 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
12 3 (5.56%) SAP BPC

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP BPC
2 2 (3.70%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
2 4 (7.41%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.85%) PABX
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SAP BW
1 3 (5.56%) SAP BI
1 3 (5.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (7.41%) Publishing
1 4 (7.41%) Games
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) PMI
2 4 (7.41%) E-Learning
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.70%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.70%) Open Source
4 2 (3.70%) Kindle
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) BYOD
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Project Management
2 27 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.78%) Scrum
5 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (22.22%) ITIL
6 10 (18.52%) Regression Testing
6 10 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.96%) Service Management
9 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.41%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.56%) ERP
10 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.56%) Change Management
10 3 (5.56%) Migration
10 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (3.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) OpenView
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) SAP
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.85%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.85%) Symantec
4 1 (1.85%) Websense
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