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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 21 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Project Manager 21 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.05% 8.70% 9.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 9.32% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £353 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £488 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% +2.58%
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
291 279 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 97.65% 93.31% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 182 155
Average daily rate £338 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £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 8 18
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Canterbury - 2 £475 -
Project Manager
South East

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (58.97%) Project Management
2 18 (46.15%) Finance
3 16 (41.03%) Marketing
4 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.95%) .NET
6 5 (12.82%) Banking
6 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
7 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Information Security
8 3 (7.69%) Legal
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
8 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.69%) Oracle
8 3 (7.69%) PMP
8 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
8 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (7.69%) Campaign Management
8 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (5.13%) Big Data
9 2 (5.13%) Data Analytics
9 2 (5.13%) Change Control
9 2 (5.13%) Analytics
9 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
9 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.13%) MS Office
4 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Marketing
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) PMI
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.56%) PKI
2 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Project Management
2 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
3 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Campaign Management
6 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) Data Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.56%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) B2C
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) PMP
1 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Tripwire