The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 31 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 18 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.08% 8.33% 6.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% 8.63% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +1.69%
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 Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
282 255 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 95.27% 96.59% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 167 140
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 26
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Project Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Project Manager Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Project Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Project Manager across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Project Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Project Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Project Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 22 (50.00%) Project Management
2 18 (40.91%) Finance
3 17 (38.64%) Marketing
4 9 (20.45%) .NET
4 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
5 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.36%) Retail
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (11.36%) Analytics
7 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.82%) Legal
8 3 (6.82%) Advertising
8 3 (6.82%) Publishing
8 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
8 3 (6.82%) PMP
8 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
8 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
8 3 (6.82%) Oracle
8 3 (6.82%) Internet
8 3 (6.82%) Web Analytics
8 3 (6.82%) Campaign Management
8 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.55%) QA
9 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 6 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 17 (38.64%) Marketing
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 3 (6.82%) Advertising
4 3 (6.82%) Publishing
5 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) PMI
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
2 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Project Management
2 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
4 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (11.36%) Analytics
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.82%) Web Analytics
6 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.82%) Campaign Management
6 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
7 2 (4.55%) Investment Management
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Logistics
8 1 (2.27%) WFM
8 1 (2.27%) Matrix Management
8 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) PMP
1 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CISSP
3 1 (2.27%) CISM
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) webMethods
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Tripwire
4 1 (2.27%) CODA