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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 22 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 40 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.51% 10.70% 15.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.70% 11.50% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 26
Average daily rate £510 £375 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year
-32.35% -9.69%
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
460 226 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 97.87% 93.00% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 99 126
Average daily rate £338 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.97 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Malling - 3 £505 -
Maidstone -1 2 £350 +2.94%
Dover -2 1 £575 +39.39%
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
Project Manager
South East

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 39 (66.10%) Project Management
2 29 (49.15%) Finance
3 18 (30.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.95%) ITIL
4 10 (16.95%) Windows
4 10 (16.95%) CRM
4 10 (16.95%) Degree
5 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
5 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
6 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (11.86%) Migration
7 7 (11.86%) MS Project
8 6 (10.17%) Coaching
8 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
8 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.47%) Investment Management
9 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.47%) Office 365
9 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
9 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
9 5 (8.47%) PMP
9 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
9 5 (8.47%) Information Security
10 4 (6.78%) Scrum
10 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.78%) Change Management
10 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
10 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
10 4 (6.78%) Matrix Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Project
2 2 (3.39%) Open Workbench
3 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) CA PPM
1 2 (3.39%) Sage 200
1 2 (3.39%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.69%) PBX
1 1 (1.69%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
General
1 29 (49.15%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
2 2 (3.39%) Law
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) PMI
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Project Management
2 18 (30.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.95%) CRM
3 10 (16.95%) ITIL
4 9 (15.25%) PRINCE2
5 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (11.86%) Migration
7 6 (10.17%) Coaching
7 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
8 5 (8.47%) Information Security
8 5 (8.47%) Investment Management
8 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.78%) Change Management
9 4 (6.78%) Matrix Management
9 4 (6.78%) Scrum
10 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.08%) Supplier Management
11 2 (3.39%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.47%) PMP
3 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.39%) APMP
4 2 (3.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.69%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.39%) CA
1 2 (3.39%) Sage
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe
2 1 (1.69%) Avaya
2 1 (1.69%) Citrix
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Polycom
2 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.69%) VMware