The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 26 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 50 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.40% 9.76% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.08% 10.75% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 18
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£463 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £750 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £35.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +19.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +17.38%
Project Manager
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
496 493 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.23% 90.79% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 265 215
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £216 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 48
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £32.50 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Project Manager
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 24 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
Basildon 0 5 £375 +5.26% 3
Chelmsford 0 2 £488 +30.00% 5
Brentwood -6 1 £345 -37.27%
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Witham - - - -
Project Manager
East of England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 44 (46.81%) Project Management
2 43 (45.74%) PRINCE2
3 40 (42.55%) Finance
4 20 (21.28%) PMI Certification
5 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 15 (15.96%) PMP
8 13 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.70%) Marketing
9 11 (11.70%) Change Control
10 10 (10.64%) Programme Management
10 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.57%) Migration
12 8 (8.51%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
12 8 (8.51%) ITIL
12 8 (8.51%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.45%) Coaching
13 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (7.45%) Project Planning
13 7 (7.45%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
14 6 (6.38%) Automotive
14 6 (6.38%) CMS
14 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
14 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
15 5 (5.32%) Banking
15 5 (5.32%) Content Management
15 5 (5.32%) PMI
15 5 (5.32%) NHS

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (6.38%) CMS
2 2 (2.13%) Documentum
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.19%) MS Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) BASE24
1 4 (4.26%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) ATM
2 3 (3.19%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) EDMS
4 1 (1.06%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.06%) DB2
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (42.55%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Marketing
3 6 (6.38%) Automotive
4 5 (5.32%) Banking
5 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Local Government
6 2 (2.13%) German Language
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.06%) Front Office
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) J2EE
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) XSD
2 1 (1.06%) WSDL
2 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.06%) TopLink
2 1 (1.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) PMI
3 5 (5.32%) NHS
4 4 (4.26%) Tandem
4 4 (4.26%) Data Conversion
4 4 (4.26%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.19%) User Experience
6 2 (2.13%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.13%) CCTV
7 1 (1.06%) LIMS
7 1 (1.06%) Social Media
7 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.06%) Windows
1 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.81%) Project Management
2 43 (45.74%) PRINCE2
3 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.70%) Change Control
6 10 (10.64%) Programme Management
7 9 (9.57%) Migration
8 8 (8.51%) Risk Management
8 8 (8.51%) ITIL
8 8 (8.51%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.45%) Coaching
9 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.45%) Project Planning
9 7 (7.45%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (5.32%) Content Management
11 3 (3.19%) Scrum
11 3 (3.19%) Service Management
11 3 (3.19%) CRM
11 3 (3.19%) Document Management
11 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (21.28%) PMI Certification
2 16 (17.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (15.96%) PMP
4 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.13%) Degree
8 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) SCCM
1 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.13%) Dell
2 2 (2.13%) Citrix
3 1 (1.06%) VMware
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle